1921
Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

Two hundred and sixty-four animals representing 12 species were live-trapped in an enzootic area of southeast Georgia and tested by serology and mouse inoculation for the presence of toxoplasmosis. Serological evidence of infection, based on a dye test titer of 1:16 or higher, was found in 30% and 9 species of the animals tested (opossum, raccoon, red fox, gray fox, skunk, bobcat, cottontail, gray squirrel, and deer). were isolated from 6% and 6 species (opossum, raccoon, gray fox, bobcat, cottontail, gray squirrel). No infections were detected in deermouse, cottonrat, and feral pig. There appeared to be no correlation between serological titer or feeding habits of the host and the detection of the infectious organism. The information presented indicates that the data in this report, as well as in earlier reports, probably underestimate the actual prevalence level of toxoplasmosis in a wild animal population.

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