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Ixodes ricinus as a potential vector of Toxoplasma gondii
 
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Department of Occupational Biohazards, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Lublin, Poland
 
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2003;10(1):121–123
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The presence of Toxoplasma gondii DNA was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test in 2 out of 92 Ixodes ricinus ticks (2.8%) collected in the woodlands of eastern Poland. This suggests that ticks of this species may be involved in the spread of toxoplasmosis under natural conditions.
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