Oocysts of Isospora papionis in the skeletal muscles of chacma baboons

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  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    Numerous partially and fully sporulated oocysts of Isospora papionis were found in the skeletal muscles of two free-ranging adult male chacma baboons (Papio ursinus). Only one of them had I. papionis oocysts in the intestines and then only a few. The oocysts appeared potentially viable and provoked a mild inflammatory response.The importance of the parasite in this location in regard to its life-cycle is discussed.