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Forty Percent of River Otters in England and Wales May Be Infected with Parasitic Disease Toxoplasmosis


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euro_otter_by_Catherine_TriggTN.jpgA study by 11 British scientists who examined 271 Eurasian otter cadavers across England found that 108 (almost 40 percent) of those animals tested positive for the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis which is described in the study as a "globally important [disease] with potentially devastating health impacts both for humans and a range of domestic and wild species."

 

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