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dc.contributorVirginia Techen
dc.contributor.authorHancock, K.en
dc.contributor.authorThiele, L. A.en
dc.contributor.authorZajac, Anne M.en
dc.contributor.authorElvinger, F.en
dc.contributor.authorLindsay, David S.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T14:13:20Zen
dc.date.available2014-06-20T14:13:20Zen
dc.date.issued2005-06en
dc.identifier.citationKatie Hancock, Lori A. Thiele, Anne M. Zajac, Francois Elvinger, and David S. Lindsay (2005). "Prevalence of Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in Raccoons (Procyon lotor) From an Urban Area of Northern Virginia," Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 91, No. 3, pp. 694-695. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-443Ren
dc.identifier.issn0022-3395en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49074en
dc.description.abstractRaccoons (Procyon lotor) are intermediate hosts for Toxo-plasma gondii, and clinical toxoplasmosis in raccoons has been reported. A 2-yr serological survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of antibodies to T. gondii in raccoons collected from Fairfax County, Virginia, a suburban/urban area outside Washington, D.C. Serum samples from 256 raccoons were examined for T. gondii antibodies at a 1:50 dilution using the modified direct agglutination test. Results indicated that 216 (84.4%) of the raccoons had been exposed to T. gondii. Our results indicate that raccoons in this area of Virginia are frequently exposed to T gondii. Domestic cats were common in the study area and may have served as a source of oocysts for raccoons and the food items of raccoons.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Parasitologyen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectserologic surveyen
dc.subjectwild animalsen
dc.subjectmammalsen
dc.subjectinfectionen
dc.subjectoocystsen
dc.subjectiowaen
dc.subjectparasitologyen
dc.titlePrevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from an urban area of northern Virginiaen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.coverage.stateVirginiaen
dc.coverage.countryUnited Statesen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1645/GE-443Ren
dc.date.accessed2014-06-16en
dc.title.serialJournal of Parasitologyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1645/ge-443ren
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