A Case of Canine Toxoplasmosis from the Canal Zone

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Summary

  1. 1.A case of naturally occurring toxoplasmosis in the dog is reported. It is the first instance of canine toxoplasmosis reported from the Canal Zone.
  2. 2.Similarity of pathologic changes in human and animal toxoplasmosis is stressed. Calcific change due to parasitization of heart muscle is described.
  3. 3.The possibility of various methods of transmission of the disease from the dog to man is discussed.

Author Notes

Department of Pathology, Board of Health Laboratory, Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, Canal Zone.

The author wishes to express his gratitude to Mr. Harry A. Dunn, Board of Health Laboratory, Ancon, Canal Zone, for the photomicrographs.

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