Toxoplasma gondii prevalence in cats from Lisbon and in pigs from centre and south of Portugal
- Autores: Aguiar D, Antunes F, Costa ML, de Sousa B, Esteves F, Matos O, Rosado J
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Veterinary Parasitology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24418601
Toxoplasmosis is an important zoonosis worldwide. Here we determined the presence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in sera and T. gondii DNA in faeces of 215 domestic cats from veterinary clinics in the Lisbon area; 44 (20.5%) had anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies by the modified agglutination test (cut-off 1:40) and DNA was detected in 16 (35.6%) of 45 cat faeces tested.