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Parasite Shed in Cat Feces Kills Sea Otters

  • Author(s): Conrad, Patricia;
  • et al.

Endangered sea otters in California have been found to suffer lethal infections from a parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, shed in cat feces. These infections may be a factor contributing to the marine mammal's slow recovery from near extinction.

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