Prevalence of Antibodies toToxoplasma gondiiin Wolverines From Nunavut, Canada

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Abstract

The prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii was determined in blood and tissue exudates recovered from the spleens of 41 wolverines (Gulo gulo) collected in Nunavut, Canada, using a modified agglutination test (MAT). Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 17 (41.5%) of the 41 wolverines with MAT titers of 1:25 in 1, 1:50 in 4, 1:100 in 5, 1:200 in 6, and 1:400 in 1. This is the first report of antibodies to T. gondii in wolverines, and the results indicate that exposure is common.

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