seroprevalence of toxoplasma gondii in wild marsupials and rodents from the atlantic forest of pernambuco state, northeastern region, brazil.felids are important in the epidemiology of toxoplasma gondii because they are the only hosts that can excrete the environmentally resistant oocysts in their feces. cats acquire t. gondii infection in nature by ingesting tissues of small mammals and birds. serum samples of 223 feral marsupials and 174 feral rodents captured in 7 segments of the atlantic forest of the state of pernambuco, northeastern region of brazil, and in urban areas of the municipality of recife were examined for antibodies ...201323829204
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