Accession Number : AD0769179

Title :   Untersuchungen ueber die Bedeutung der Intrauterinen Uebertragung von Toxoplasmen fuer die Verbreitung der Infektion bei Hauskaninchen (Studies on the Significance of Intrauterine Infections for the Prevalence of Toxoplasma in Domestic Rabbits),

Corporate Author : ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT BERLIN (WEST GERMANY)

Personal Author(s) : Janitschke,K. ; Joerren,H. R.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The examination of 270 fetuses obtained from 39 rabbits experimentally infected with cyst-forming Toxoplasma strains between the 267th day before mating and the 7th day before parturition for toxoplasma yielded the following results: During the period from the 267th to the 35th day before mating intrauterine transmission did not occur. Fetuses were found to harbour toxoplasms if the experimental infection of the mothers had taken place not earlier than 32 days before mating (3 out 25). Experimental infection during the first two decades of the gestation period regularly gave rise to intrauterine infection (51 out of 60 fetuses). Intrauterine transmission was less common after experimental infection during the last decade of the gestation period (19 out of 55), and there was none if the mothers had been infected only a few days before parturition.

Descriptors :   (*Toxoplasma, *Parasitic diseases), (*Uterus, Toxoplasma), Infectious diseases, Rabbits, Laboratory animals, Pregnancy, West Germany

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE