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Zoonotic parasites of bobcats around human landscapes


Carver, SS and Scorza, AV and Bevins, SN and Riley, SPD and Crooks, KR and VandeWoude, S and Lappin, MR, Zoonotic parasites of bobcats around human landscapes, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50, (9) pp. 3080-3083. ISSN 0095-1137 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1128/JCM.01558-12


We analyzed Lynx rufus fecal parasites from California and Colorado, hypothesizing that bobcats shed zoonotic parasites around human landscapes. Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium, Ancylostoma, Uncinaria, and Toxocara cati were shed. Toxoplasma gondii serology demonstrated exposure. Giardia and Cryptosporidium shedding increased near large human populations. Genotyped Giardia may indicate indirect transmission with humans.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Ecology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Carver, SS (Dr Scott Carver)
ID Code:81303
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2012-11-28
Last Modified:2013-06-18

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