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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in domestic cats from Barcelona, Spain.
J Parasitol. 2003 Oct; 89(5):1067-8.JP

Abstract

Cats are important in the epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection because they are the only hosts that can excrete the environmentally resistant oocysts. Antibodies to T. gondii were determined in serum samples from 220 domestic cats (Felis catus) from Barcelona, Spain, using the modified agglutination test (MAT). Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 99 (45%) of 220 cats, with MAT titers of 1:25 in 26, 1:50 in 57, and > or = 1:500 in 16 cats. Seropositivity (MAT 1:25 or more) was significantly higher in adult (> or = 1 yr old, 49.7% of 153) than in juvenile (< 1 yr old, 34.3% of 67) cats, in feral (51.9% of 131) than in domiciled (34.8% of 89) cats, and in cats living in a group (community) of more than 5 cats (50.7% of 142) than in cats living alone (28.0% of 50). These seropositive cats are likely to have already shed T. gondii oocysts in the environment around Barcelona.

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Parasitologia i Malalties Parasitàrias, Departament Sanitat i Anatomia Animals, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14627161

Citation

Gauss, C B L., et al. "Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma Gondii Antibodies in Domestic Cats From Barcelona, Spain." The Journal of Parasitology, vol. 89, no. 5, 2003, pp. 1067-8.
Gauss CB, Almería S, Ortuño A, et al. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in domestic cats from Barcelona, Spain. J Parasitol. 2003;89(5):1067-8.
Gauss, C. B., Almería, S., Ortuño, A., Garcia, F., & Dubey, J. P. (2003). Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in domestic cats from Barcelona, Spain. The Journal of Parasitology, 89(5), 1067-8.
Gauss CB, et al. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma Gondii Antibodies in Domestic Cats From Barcelona, Spain. J Parasitol. 2003;89(5):1067-8. PubMed PMID: 14627161.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in domestic cats from Barcelona, Spain. AU - Gauss,C B L, AU - Almería,S, AU - Ortuño,A, AU - Garcia,F, AU - Dubey,J P, PY - 2003/11/25/pubmed PY - 2003/12/3/medline PY - 2003/11/25/entrez SP - 1067 EP - 8 JF - The Journal of parasitology JO - J Parasitol VL - 89 IS - 5 N2 - Cats are important in the epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection because they are the only hosts that can excrete the environmentally resistant oocysts. Antibodies to T. gondii were determined in serum samples from 220 domestic cats (Felis catus) from Barcelona, Spain, using the modified agglutination test (MAT). Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 99 (45%) of 220 cats, with MAT titers of 1:25 in 26, 1:50 in 57, and > or = 1:500 in 16 cats. Seropositivity (MAT 1:25 or more) was significantly higher in adult (> or = 1 yr old, 49.7% of 153) than in juvenile (< 1 yr old, 34.3% of 67) cats, in feral (51.9% of 131) than in domiciled (34.8% of 89) cats, and in cats living in a group (community) of more than 5 cats (50.7% of 142) than in cats living alone (28.0% of 50). These seropositive cats are likely to have already shed T. gondii oocysts in the environment around Barcelona. SN - 0022-3395 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14627161/Seroprevalence_of_Toxoplasma_gondii_antibodies_in_domestic_cats_from_Barcelona_Spain_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-114 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -