Toxoplasma gondii: Transmission through Feces in Absence of Toxocara cati Eggs

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Science  25 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3878, pp. 431-432
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3878.431


When incubated at room temperature (23°C) for 3 to 14 days, feces from cats infected 4 to 8 days with Toxoplasma gondii, and free of Toxocara cati eggs, produced toxoplasmosis in mice. Results indicate that the nematode egg is not necessary for transmission of the parasite.