Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Vicuñas of Puno

V. José Pastor, V. Amanda Chávez, A. Eva Casas, M. Enrique Serrano

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Abstract

© 2003 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Vicuñas of Puno. For this purpose, 101 mature vicuña were blood sampled in November 2000. The Indirect Hemoaglutination Test for the detection of antibodies was used. The seroprevalence was 14.9 ± 86% (15/101). The study revealed a low seroprevalence as compared with local findings in alpacas and llamas.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

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