Volume 21, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



oocysts were isolated from the feces of one (jaguarundi) and two (ocelot) which initially lacked antibody to , establishing that not only domestic cats, but other members of the family Felidae can spread via their feces. These findings explain the reported occurrence of toxoplasmosis in jungle wildlife in the absence of a domestic cat population. A number of Felidae with positive antibody titers to did not excrete oocysts after being fed cysts of . Members of the Procyonidae (raccoon family), , and , failed to produce oocysts although they became infected and developed antibody to .


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