Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in elephants (Elephas maximus indicus) in Thailand

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Thu, 10/11/2016 - 06:14
Abstract

Serum samples from 156 captive elephants (Elephas maximus indicus) collected between 1994 and 1999 in Thailand were examined for antibodies to T. gondii using the modified agglutination test (MAT) and the latex agglutination test (LAT). Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 45.5% of 156 elephants by MAT (_1:50) and 25.6% of 156 elephants by LAT (_1:64). This is the first report of T. gondii infection in E. maximus indicus from Asia.

Author

Tuntasuvan, D., Mohkaew, K., Dubey, J.P., 2001

References

Journal of Parasitology 87, 229-230.

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