Molecular detection of vector-borne pathogens in Greek cats.

  title={Molecular detection of vector-borne pathogens in Greek cats.},
  author={Mathios E. Mylonakis and Megan E Schreeg and Manolis K. Chatzis and Julian A. Pearce and Henry S. Marr and Manolis N. Saridomichelakis and Adam J. Birkenheuer},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  volume={9 2},
Infectious diseases have been increasingly recognized in cats worldwide. The objective of this study was the molecular investigation of the prevalence of selected pathogens in healthy and sick cats from Greece, a country highly endemic for several canine vector-borne pathogens. Blood and/or bone marrow samples from 50 clinically healthy and 50 sick adult (>1 year-old) cats were retrospectively examined for the amplification of Bartonella spp., haemoplasmas, Ehrlichia spp., Anaplasma spp… CONTINUE READING