First detection of Cytauxzoon spp. infection in European wildcats (Felis silvestris silvestris) of Italy.

@article{Veronesi2016FirstDO,
  title={First detection of Cytauxzoon spp. infection in European wildcats (Felis silvestris silvestris) of Italy.},
  author={Fabrizia Veronesi and Silvia Ravagnan and Matteo Cerquetella and E Carli and Emanuela Olivieri and Azzurra Santoro and Stefano Pesaro and Sara Berardi and Giacomo Rossi and Bernardino Ragni and Paola Beraldo and Gioia Capelli},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={
          853-858
        }
}
Cytauxzoonosis is an emerging, tick-transmitted, protozoan disease affecting domestic and wild felids and caused by Cytauxzoon felis, Cytauxzoon manul and Cytauxzoon spp. This study aimed to determine the presence of infection with Cytauxzoon spp. in Felis silvestris silvestris in Italy, in order to enhance the comprehension of its pattern distribution among domestic cat populations. In addition, wildcats were tested for other endemic vector-borne pathogens in Italy. The carcasses of 21 F. s… CONTINUE READING
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