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Domestic cats as indicators of the presence of spotted fever and typhus group rickettsiae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9062789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Using indirect immunofluorescence assays, sera from cats in Zimbabwe (n = 119) and South Africa (n = 52) were found to contain antibodies reactive with Rickettsia conorii (34% and 19% respectively) and R. typhi (7% and 10% respectively). These results indicate that cats may become infected with members of the spotted fever and typhus groups of rickettsiae and that cats can, therefore, be used as indicators of the presence of these organisms.
Authors:
L Matthewman; P Kelly; D Hayter; S Downie; K Wray; N Bryson; A Rycroft; D Raoult
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of epidemiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0393-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-13     Completed Date:  1997-05-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508062     Medline TA:  Eur J Epidemiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hertfordshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Boutonneuse Fever / epidemiology
Cats / microbiology*
Disease Vectors
Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect
Humans
Rickettsia / isolation & purification*
Rickettsia typhi / immunology
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne / epidemiology
Zimbabwe / epidemiology

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