Muskrats in central Illinois are being exposed to toxoplasmosis, a disease spread by cats.
The Illinois Natural History Survey is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. The U.S. Department of Agriculture contributed to this research.
Adam A. Ahlers, Mark A. Mitchell, Jitender P. Dubey, Robert L. Schooley, and Edward J. Heske (2015) Risk Factors for Toxoplasma gondii Exposure in Semiaquatic Mammals in a Freshwater Ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Diseases In-Press. Doi: 10.7589/2014-03-071