Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 18th, 2003
"Capybaras (Hidrochoeris hidrochoeris) are one of the largest rodents used for meat in South and Central America," researchers in Brazil report.
"Prevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in 149 feral H. hidrochoeris from the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was evaluated using the indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT) and the modified agglutination test (MAT). Using IFAT, antibodies (>1:16) were found in 104 (69.8%) and with the MAT, antibodies (>1:25) were found in 63 (42.3%) of capybaras," wrote W.A....
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