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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorHancock, K.
dc.contributor.authorZajac, A. M.
dc.contributor.authorPung, O. J.
dc.contributor.authorElvinger, F.
dc.contributor.authorRosypal, A. C.
dc.contributor.authorLindsay, D. S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T14:13:20Z
dc.date.available2014-06-20T14:13:20Z
dc.date.issued2005-04
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-399R
dc.identifier.issn0022-3395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49075
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.
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Research grant
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Parasitology
dc.subjectwild raccoons
dc.subjectgeorgia
dc.subjectinfection
dc.subjectsoutheast
dc.subjectcarolina
dc.subjectopossums
dc.subjectflorida
dc.subjectparasitology
dc.titlePrevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from an urban area of northern Virginia
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1645/GE-399R
dc.date.accessed2014-06-16
dc.title.serialJournal of Parasitology
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1645/ge-399r
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