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dc.contributorVirginia Techen
dc.contributor.authorHancock, K.en
dc.contributor.authorZajac, Anne M.en
dc.contributor.authorPung, O. J.en
dc.contributor.authorElvinger, F.en
dc.contributor.authorRosypal, A. C.en
dc.contributor.authorLindsay, David S.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T14:13:20Zen
dc.date.available2014-06-20T14:13:20Zen
dc.date.issued2005-04en
dc.identifier.citationKatie Hancock, Anne M. Zajac, Oscar J. Pung, Francois Elvinger, Alexa C. Rosypal, and David S. Lindsay (2005). "Prevalence of Antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi in Raccoons (Procyon lotor) From an Urban Area of Northern Virginia," Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 91, No. 2, pp. 470-472. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-399Ren
dc.identifier.issn0022-3395en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49075en
dc.description.abstractRaccoons (Procvon lotor) are reservoir hosts for Trypanosoma cruzi. A 3-yr-long serological survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of antibodies to this zoonotic parasite in raccoons collected from Fairfax County. Virginia, a suburban/urban area outside Washington, D.C. Serum samples from 464 raccoons were examined for T. cruzi antibodies at a 1:40 dilution with an indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) and Brazil strain T. cruzi amastigotes and trypomastigotes as antigen. A positive IFAT test was found in 154 (33%) of the 464 samples. The yearly prevalence was 49 of 132 (37%) in 2000; 19 of 120 (16%) in 2001; and 86 of 212 (41%) in 2002. Our study indicates that raccoons in this area of Virginia are frequently exposed to T cruzi.en
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Research granten
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Parasitologyen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectwild raccoonsen
dc.subjectgeorgiaen
dc.subjectinfectionen
dc.subjectsoutheasten
dc.subjectcarolinaen
dc.subjectopossumsen
dc.subjectfloridaen
dc.subjectparasitologyen
dc.titlePrevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi 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-399Ren
dc.date.accessed2014-06-16en
dc.title.serialJournal of Parasitologyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1645/ge-399ren
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