Detección de infección por Toxoplasma gondii en manatíes (Trichechus inunguis) de la Amazonía Peruana

Translated title of the contribution: Detection of infection with Toxoplasma gondii in manatees (Trichechus inunguis) of the Peruvian Amazon

Patrick Mathews Delgado, Sanchez Perea Nofre, Jonh Paul Mathews Delgado, Claudia Biffi Garcia, Antonio Francisco Malheiros, Carmen Rosa Garcia Davila

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Abstract

The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is an aquatic mammal that inhabits freshwater environments and is endemic to the Amazon Basin. The presence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies was investigated in 19 manatees in one rescue unit in the northern region of Peru. Antibodies to T. gondii were detected in 12 (63.2%) of 19 animals by using the modified agglutination test (titer, 1:25), and no association between sex and age of the animals and the presence of T. gondii antibodies was observed (P < 0.05). The results suggest a contamination by T. gondii oocysts in the aquatic environment where these animals live.

Translated title of the contributionDetection of infection with Toxoplasma gondii in manatees (Trichechus inunguis) of the Peruvian Amazon
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalActa Biologica Colombiana
Volume18
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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