Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Bartonella henselase infection in stray cats of the Daejeon City, Korea

Hyung Jin Park, Sang Eun Lee, Sung Hee Hong, Won Ja Lee, Kyoung Won Seo, Kun Ho Song

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Abstract

In this study, the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma (T.) gondii and Bartonella (B.) henselae infection among stray cats in Daejeon City, Korea was surveyed. A total of seven samples were positive (7/118, 5.93%) for T. gondii including three samples from female cats (3/58, 5.2%) and four samples from male cats (4/60, 6.7%). There was no significant difference between the genders. A total 22 samples (22/118, 18.6%) were positive for B. henselae; nine were from females and 13 were from males. There was no significant difference between genders. Nineteen samples had a titer of 1 : 50, two samples had a titer of 1 : 100, and one sample had a titer of 1 : 200. The present study is the first to use serological tests to analyze B. henselae prevalence among stray cats in Korea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bartonella henselae
  • Cat
  • Toxoplasma gondii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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