Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Feral Cats in Seoul, Korea

@inproceedings{Lee2011PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Feral Cats in Seoul, Korea},
  author={Sang-Eun Lee and Neung-Hee Kim and H. Chae and Shin-Hyeong Cho and H. Nam and W. Lee and Sun-Heung Kim and Jung-Hark Lee},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract The present study assessed the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in feral cat populations in Seoul using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A total of 456 feral cats from 17 wards in Seoul was surveyed. The overall prevalence of T. gondii infection was 15.8% (69/456) by ELISA and 17.5% (80/456) by PCR; by gender, 17% (44/259) by ELISA and 16.2% (42/259) by PCR in males and 14.3% (28/196) by ELISA and 19.4% (38/196) by PCR in… Expand
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