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Toxoplasma gondii in domestic and wild animals from forest fragments of the municipality of Natal, northeastern Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, December 2014
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Title
Toxoplasma gondii in domestic and wild animals from forest fragments of the municipality of Natal, northeastern Brazil
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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, December 2014
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612014092
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Gislene Fátima da Silva Rocha Fournier, Marcos Gomes Lopes, Arlei Marcili, Diego Garcia Ramirez, Igor Cunha Lima Acosta, Juliana Isabel Giuli da Silva Ferreira, Aline Diniz Cabral, Júlia Tereza Ribeiro de Lima, Hilda Fátima de Jesus Pena, Ricardo Augusto Dias, Solange Maria Gennari

Abstract

Toxoplasmosis stands out as a global disease that has felines as definitive hosts. In the municipality of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil, two parks are notable for their ecological and social importance. This study aimed to investigate the presence of Toxoplasma gondii in short hair cats, bats and small non-volant mammals in these two ecological reserves. Altogether, biological samples were obtained from 154 mammals, 92 wild animals from both areas and 62 domestic cats of the Parque da Cidade. In total, 22 (53.7%) non-volant wild mammals, 11 (21.5%) bats and 28 (52.8%) cats were positive for IgG anti-T. gondii antibodies using the Modified Agglutination Test (≥ 25). It was possible to detect the presence of T. gondii DNA, by means of a molecular amplification of a B1 gene fragment (155bp), in 92 tissue samples from wild animals, including Didelphis albiventris, Monodelphis domestica, Artibeus lituratus, Carollia perspicillata and Glossophaga soricina. Of the 62 cats examined by the same molecular method, T. gondii DNA could be detected in 4 cats. In this study, it was observed the circulation of T. gondii in wild species and domestic cats, demonstrating the involvement of wild and domestic animals in the cycle of T. gondii.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 3%
Unknown 73 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 20%
Student > Master 14 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 12%
Researcher 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 15 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 27%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 16 21%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Environmental Science 3 4%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 21 28%
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