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Prevalence, Risk Factor Analysis, and Follow-Up of Infections Caused by Three Feline Hemoplasma Species in Cats in Switzerland
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A repeated evaluation of 17 cats documented that the infection was acquired in one case by blood transfusion and that there were important differences among species regarding whether or not antibiotic administration led to the resolution of bacteremia.
Sequence Analysis of the msp4 Gene of Anaplasma phagocytophilum Strains
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The results reported here suggest that A. phagocytophilum strains from ruminants could share some common characteristics, including reservoirs and pathogenicity, which may be different from strains that infect humans.
Birds as potential reservoirs of tick-borne pathogens: first evidence of bacteraemia with Rickettsia helvetica
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Birds are potential reservoirs of both I. ricinus transmitted zoonotic pathogens, R. helvetica and A. phagocytophilum, but their epidemiological role appears to be less important concerning the latter, at least in Central Europe.
Sites of feline coronavirus persistence in healthy cats.
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The colon was identified as the major site of FCoV persistence and probable source for recurrent shedding, but the virus was shown also to persist in several other organs, mainly in tissue macrophages, which might represent additional sources for recurrent viraemia.
Feline Coronavirus Serotypes 1 and 2: Seroprevalence and Association with Disease in Switzerland
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It is concluded that a vaccine against FCoV should be based on F coV type 1-related antigens and that for serodiagnosis of F covirus infection TGEVshould be used to attain the highest diagnostic efficiency.
Worldwide Occurrence of Feline Hemoplasma Infections in Wild Felid Species
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9 out of 15 wild felid species from three different continents were found to be infected with feline hemoplasmas, andylogenetic analyses of the 16S rRNA and the partial RNase P gene revealed that most hemoplasma isolates exhibit high sequence identities to domestic cat-derived isolates, although some isolates form different subclusters within the phylogenetic tree.
Phylogenetic Analysis of “Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis” Isolates from Pet Cats in the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa, with Analysis of Risk Factors for Infection
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Investigation of the presence and clinical importance of “Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis” infection in pet cats outside of Switzerland and the molecular characterization of isolates from different countries revealed significantly decreased PCV values are observed in cats coinfected with other feline hemoplasmas.
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