Parasite distribution and associated immune response during the acute phase of Toxoplasma gondii infection in sheep.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: In many countries, Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a major cause of reproductive disorders and abortions in the sheep industry, and therefore responsible for important financial and economic losses. In addition, undercooked infected lamb is an important risk factor for human toxoplasmosis. In the present study, the initial phase of the infection was investigated: the parasite’s entry site, the subsequent distribution of the parasite and the host-immune response.RESULTS: Parasite DNA was already detected in the cranial small intestinal mucosa the first days after oral infection …

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