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  • Cats pass disease to wildlife, even in remote areas

    Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, left, a wildlife veterinary epidemiologist at the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute, with graduate student Shannon Fredebaugh, led a study that found that cats spread disease to wildlife even in remote parts of a 1,500-acre natural area. Mateus-Pinilla is a researcher with the Illinois Natural History Survey, one of the surveys in the PRI.

    Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, left, a wildlife veterinary epidemiologist at the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute, with graduate student Shannon Fredebaugh, led a study that found that cats spread disease to wildlife even in remote parts of a 1,500-acre natural area. Mateus-Pinilla is a researcher with the Illinois Natural History Survey, one of the surveys in the PRI.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To contact Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, call 217-333-6856; email nohram@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Prevalence of Antibody to Toxoplasma Gondii in Terrestrial Wildlife in a Natural Area,” is available online.