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Suburban white-tailed deer seropositive for Toxoplasma gondii from Chicago, Illinois.
Parasitol Res. 2019 Jul; 118(7):2271-2276.PR

Abstract

The presence and abundance of vertebrates influences the circulation of zoonotic diseases. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are widely distributed in North America and deer densities are frequently high in unhunted areas, including most major metropolitan regions. This study investigated the seroprevalence for Toxoplasma gondii from live-captured and culled deer sampled in two suburban forest preserves around Chicago, Illinois, from 1995 to 1999. Seroprevalence for T. gondii was 55.9% (n = 443) and was significantly higher at the northern study site, Des Plaines. Seroprevalence for T. gondii varied by year and month. Multivariate logistic regression (LR) screened main effect variables (age, sex, site, year, and month) by backward stepwise elimination. The final LR model for T. gondii contained all main effect variables. This study provides baseline data for future T. gondii suburban deer studies and information to public health and wildlife officials regarding the prevalence a parasitic pathogen present in two public forest preserves in Chicago, Illinois.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biology, University of Michigan-Flint, 303 East Kearsely Street, Flint, MI, 48502, USA. kahollis@umflint.edu.Forest Preserve District of Cook County, 536 North Harlem Avenue, River Forest, IL, 60305, USA.Forest Preserve District of Cook County, 536 North Harlem Avenue, River Forest, IL, 60305, USA.Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD, 20705, USA.Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, 1102 South Goodwin, Avenue, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31098728

Citation

Hollis-Etter, Karmen M., et al. "Suburban White-tailed Deer Seropositive for Toxoplasma Gondii From Chicago, Illinois." Parasitology Research, vol. 118, no. 7, 2019, pp. 2271-2276.
Hollis-Etter KM, Anchor CL, Chelsvig JE, et al. Suburban white-tailed deer seropositive for Toxoplasma gondii from Chicago, Illinois. Parasitol Res. 2019;118(7):2271-2276.
Hollis-Etter, K. M., Anchor, C. L., Chelsvig, J. E., Dubey, J. P., & Warner, R. E. (2019). Suburban white-tailed deer seropositive for Toxoplasma gondii from Chicago, Illinois. Parasitology Research, 118(7), 2271-2276. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-019-06347-1
Hollis-Etter KM, et al. Suburban White-tailed Deer Seropositive for Toxoplasma Gondii From Chicago, Illinois. Parasitol Res. 2019;118(7):2271-2276. PubMed PMID: 31098728.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Suburban white-tailed deer seropositive for Toxoplasma gondii from Chicago, Illinois. AU - Hollis-Etter,Karmen M, AU - Anchor,Christopher L, AU - Chelsvig,James E, AU - Dubey,J P, AU - Warner,Richard E, Y1 - 2019/05/17/ PY - 2019/01/11/received PY - 2019/05/03/accepted PY - 2019/5/18/pubmed PY - 2019/9/24/medline PY - 2019/5/18/entrez KW - Illinois KW - Prevalence KW - Suburban KW - Toxoplasma gondii KW - White-tailed deer SP - 2271 EP - 2276 JF - Parasitology research JO - Parasitol Res VL - 118 IS - 7 N2 - The presence and abundance of vertebrates influences the circulation of zoonotic diseases. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are widely distributed in North America and deer densities are frequently high in unhunted areas, including most major metropolitan regions. This study investigated the seroprevalence for Toxoplasma gondii from live-captured and culled deer sampled in two suburban forest preserves around Chicago, Illinois, from 1995 to 1999. Seroprevalence for T. gondii was 55.9% (n = 443) and was significantly higher at the northern study site, Des Plaines. Seroprevalence for T. gondii varied by year and month. Multivariate logistic regression (LR) screened main effect variables (age, sex, site, year, and month) by backward stepwise elimination. The final LR model for T. gondii contained all main effect variables. This study provides baseline data for future T. gondii suburban deer studies and information to public health and wildlife officials regarding the prevalence a parasitic pathogen present in two public forest preserves in Chicago, Illinois. SN - 1432-1955 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31098728/Suburban_white_tailed_deer_seropositive_for_Toxoplasma_gondii_from_Chicago_Illinois_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-019-06347-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -