Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae, Toxoplasma gondii, FIV and FeLV infections in domestic cats in Japan.

@article{Maruyama2003SeroprevalenceOB,
  title={Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae, Toxoplasma gondii, FIV and FeLV infections in domestic cats in Japan.},
  author={Soichi Maruyama and Hidenori Kabeya and Ruriko Nakao and Shigeo Tanaka and Takeo Sakai and Xuenan Xuan and Yasuji Katsube and Takeshi Mikami},
  journal={Microbiology and immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={147-53}
}
Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae, Toxoplasma gondii, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infections was investigated in 1,447 domestic cats derived from the north (Hokkaido) to the south (Okinawa) prefectures in Japan. Of the cats investigated, 8.8% (128/1,447) were seropositive to B. henselae, 5.4% (78/1,447) to T. gondii, 9.8% (107/1,088) to FIV, and 2.9% (32/1,088) to FeLV, respectively. For B. henselae infection, the positive rate varied from 11.5% in… CONTINUE READING