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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1987 Jun;25(1):13-23. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1987.25.1.13
Copyright © 1987 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Toxoplasma antibodies by indirect latex agglutination tests in zoo animals
Won Young Choi,Jae Eul Yoo,Ho Woo Nam,Chang Young Oh,Sung Won Kim,Ken Katakura and Akio Kobayashi
Department of Parasit and Catholic Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Seoul Grand Park, Korea.
Department of Parasitology, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Abstract

Total of 216 animals conserved in Seoul Grand Park were examined on the antibody titers of Toxoplasma by the indirect latex agglutination test, 20 out of 131 cases (15.3%) in mammals, 2 out of 75 cases (2.7%) in birds, and none in reptiles, according to species, 15 out of 68 species (22.1%) in mammals, 2 out of 36 species (5.6%) in birds showed positive antibody titers when the titers of 1:32 or higher were regarded as positive. In mammals, it appeared as positive in 2 out of 6 cases (1 out of 3 species ) in marsupials, 1 out of 15 cases (1 out of 11 species) in primates, 1 out of 1 case in bats, 6 out of 13 cases (5 out of 10 species) in carnivores, 1 in 12 cases (1 species out of 3) in odd-toed ungulates, 9 out of 80 cases (6 species out of 38) in even-toed ungulates, and none in rodents and in whales. In birds, 1 out of 21 cases (1 out of 7 species) in gallinaceous birds and 1 out of 6 (5 species ) in parrots appeared to have the positive antibody titers of Toxoplasma. And, none of reptiles showed positive. Frequencies of positive antibody titers were high in 1: 64, 9 cases in mammals followed by 1: 32, 6 cases, 1: 128, 3 cases, and 1: 256, 2 cases, respectively. Two positive cases in birds appeared to be 1: 64.

Tables


Table 1
Toxoplasma antibody titers by indirect latex agglutination tests in mammals in Seoul Grand Park


Table 2
Positive Toxoplasma antibody titers in mammals


Table 3
Toxoplasma antibody titers by indirect latex agglutination tests in birds in Seoul Grand Park


Table 4
Positive Toxoplasma antibody titers in birds


Table 5
Toxoplasma antibody titers by indirect latex agglutination tests in reptiles in Seoul Grand Park


Table 6
Positive Toxoplasma antibody titers in reptiles


Table 7
Positive cases of Toxoplasma antibody titers in animals in Seoul Grand Park


Table 8
Positive species of Toxoplasma antibody titers in animals in Seoul Grand Park


Table 9
Frequency of positive Toxoplasma antibody titers in animals in Seoul Grand Park

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