Seroprevalence of Encephalitozoon cuniculi in wild rodents, foxes and domestic cats in three sites in the United Kingdom.

@article{Meredith2015SeroprevalenceOE,
  title={Seroprevalence of Encephalitozoon cuniculi in wild rodents, foxes and domestic cats in three sites in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Anna Louise Meredith and Sarah Cleaveland and Justin Brown and Akanskha Mahajan and Darren J Shaw},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={
          148-56
        }
}
Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an obligate intracellular microsporidian that is the causal agent of encephalitozoonosis, an important and emerging disease in both humans and animals. Little is known about its occurrence in wildlife. In this study, serum samples from 793 wild rodents [178 bank voles (BV), 312 field voles (FV) and 303 wood mice (WM)], 96 foxes and 27 domestic cats from three study areas in the UK were tested for the presence of antibodies to E. cuniculi using a direct agglutination… CONTINUE READING
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