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Veterinary Medicine International
Volume 2018, Article ID 4263470, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4263470
Research Article

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors of Toxoplasma gondii Infection among Domestic Ruminants in East Hararghe Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia

1Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Haramaya University, P.O. Box 138 Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
2Department of Pathology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 34, Bishoftu, Ethiopia
3Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Correspondence should be addressed to Berhanu Tilahun; moc.liamg@11nuhalitb

Received 18 October 2017; Revised 9 March 2018; Accepted 4 April 2018; Published 20 May 2018

Academic Editor: Francesca Mancianti

Copyright © 2018 Berhanu Tilahun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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