PCR-based prevalence of feline vector-borne pathogens in Yangju and Gwacheon cities, South Korea

Neung Soon Shin, Kyoung Won Seo, Kun Ho Song

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Abstract

The objective of this polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based research was to determine the prevalence of vector-borne pathogens in stray cats in Yangju and Gwacheon cities, South Korea. Total 50 stray cats were sampled for this PCR-based survey; 33 samples and 17 samples were collected from Yangju and Gwacheon cities, respectively. Total positive presence rates were 6%, 6% and 24% for hemotropic mycoplasmas, Rickettsia spp. and Babesia spp., respectively in this study. Babesia spp. was the predominant pathogen present in the stray cats of both cities followed by hemotropic mycoplasmas and Rickettsia spp. It is recommended that a large-scale study of the prevalence of infectious agents among stray cats should be undertaken in all regions of South Korea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Republic of Korea
Felidae
South Korea
Cats
polymerase chain reaction
cats
Babesia
Rickettsia
Polymerase Chain Reaction
pathogens
Mycoplasma
Cross-Sectional Studies
sampling
Research

Keywords

  • Blood-borne disease
  • PCR
  • Prevalence
  • Stray cat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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PCR-based prevalence of feline vector-borne pathogens in Yangju and Gwacheon cities, South Korea. / Shin, Neung Soon; Seo, Kyoung Won; Song, Kun Ho.

In: Journal of Veterinary Clinics, Vol. 35, No. 5, 01.10.2018, p. 175-177.

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