Sea Otter an EPM Intermediate Host

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Researchers recently identified the sea otter as a natural intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona, the one-celled protozoan parasite that causes equine protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM). Muscle from a naturally-infected sea otter used in the study was used to induce sporocyst shedding in laboratory-raised opossums. How sea otters in their natural habitat become infected with S

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