Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in stray and household cats in regions of Seoul, Korea.

@article{Lee2010PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in stray and household cats in regions of Seoul, Korea.},
  author={Sang-Eun Lee and Jae-yeong Kim and Y. Kim and Shin-Hyeong Cho and H. Ahn and H. Woo and W. Lee and H. Nam},
  journal={The Korean journal of parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={
          267-70
        }
}
The principal objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of toxoplasmosis in household and stray cats in Seoul, Republic of Korea. We collected blood samples from 72 stray and 80 household cats, and all samples were examined by ELISA and nested PCR. The overall positive rates of Toxoplasma gondii in stray cats were 38.9% (28/72), with 15.3% (11/72) in ELISA and 30.6% (22/72) in PCR. The positive rate in male stray cats was slightly higher than that of female stray cats. The… Expand
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