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- Serieys, Laurel E. K.; Hammond-Aryee, Kenneth; Bishop, Jacqueline; Broadfield, Joleen; O'Riain, M. Justin; van Helden, Paul D.
- Journal of wildlife diseases 2019 v.55 no.4 pp. 951-953
- Caracal caracal, etc ; Toxoplasma gondii; antibodies; cats; feral animals; humans; pathogens; seroprevalence; sympatry; toxoplasmosis; wildlife; South Africa; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... We investigated Toxoplasmosis gondii antibody seroprevalence in free-ranging caracals (Caracal caracal) in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2014 to 2017. Seropositivity was 83% (24/ 29), which is substantially higher than that detected in sympatric feral domestic cat (Felis catus) populations. The impact of this pathogen on local human and wildlife communities may be of concern. ...