East-West divide: temperature and land cover drive spatial variation of Toxoplasma gondii infection in Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) from England and Wales

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Smallbone, Willow; Chadwick, Elizabeth Anne; Francis, Janet; Edward, Guy; Perkins, Sarah; Sherrard-Smith, Eleanor; Cable, Joanne;

Toxoplasma gondii, a zoonotic parasite of global importance, infects all endothermic vertebrates, with extensive health implications. The prevalence of this parasite is seldom monitored in wildlife. Here, a semi-aquatic species, the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) was used... View more
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