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Environmental factors associated with the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa), France

Abstract : Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite infecting humans and animals. Wild boars Sus scrofa are a potential source of human infection and an appropriate biological model for analyzing T. gondii dynamics in the environment. Here, we aimed to identify environmental factors explaining the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in French wild boar populations. Considering 938 individuals sampled from 377 'communes', overall seroprevalence was 23% (95% confidence interval: [22-24]). Using a Poisson regression, we found that the number of seropositive wild boars detected per 'commune' was positively associated with the presence of European wildcats (Felis silvestris) and moderate winter temperatures.
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Marina Beral, Sophie Rossi, Dominique Aubert, Patrick Gasqui, Marie-Eve Terrier, et al.. Environmental factors associated with the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa), France. EcoHealth, Springer Verlag, 2012, 9 (3), pp.303-9. ⟨10.1007/s10393-012-0786-2⟩. ⟨hal-00965440⟩

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