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  1. Sero-epidemiological and haematological studies on toxoplasmosis in cats,dogs and their owners in Lahore, Pakistan

    Contributor(s):: Azeem Shahzad, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Kamran Ashraf, Muhammad Avais, Khalid Pervez, Jawaria Ali Khan

    The current study was conducted to find out the epidemiological status of toxoplasmosis in cats, dogs and human population in Lahore city of Pakistan and to determine the possibility of transmission of toxoplasmosis from cats and dogs to their owners. Overall 56% cats were seropositive for...

  2. Seroprevalence and Genetic Characterization of Toxoplasma Gondii in Three Species of Pet Birds in China

    Contributor(s):: Wei Cong, Meng Qing-feng, Hui-Qun Song, Dong-hui Zhou, Si-Yang Huang, Ai-dong Qian, Chunlei Su, Xing-Quan Zhu

    BackgroundToxoplasmosis, caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is one of the most common zoonosis worldwide, affecting a wide range of warm-blooded mammals and birds worldwide. However, no information on T. gondii infection in pet birds in China is available. Therefore, this study...

  3. A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options

    Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Lohr, C. A., Duffy, D. C.

    Domestic cats ( Felis catus) are a common household pet and also a notorious invasive species around the world. Because cat numbers have been increasing in many locations it is critical to work on management solutions that help to reduce threats posed by cats. With regard to cat behavior, one of...

  4. Client knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding zoonoses: a metropolitan experience

    Contributor(s):: Steele, S. G., Mor, S. M.

  5. Consumption of domestic cat in Madagascar: frequency, purpose, and health implications

    Contributor(s):: Czaja, R., Wills, A., Hanitriniaina, S., Reuter, K. E., Sewall, B. J.

    The domestic cat Felis catus has a long history of interaction with humans, and is found throughout the world as a household pet and a feral animal. Despite people's often sentimental association with cats, cat meat is sometimes consumed by them; this practice can have important implications for...

  6. Flawed analyses undermine proposed relationship between childhood cat ownership and schizophrenia

    Contributor(s):: Wolf, Peter J., Hamilton, Francis E.

  7. In response

    Contributor(s):: Torrey, E. Fuller, Simmons, Wendy, Yolken, Robert H.

  8. Enteric pathogens of dogs and cats with public health implications

    Contributor(s):: Kantere, M., Athanasiou, L. V., Chatzopoulos, D. C., Spyrou, V., Valiakos, G., Kontos, V., Billinis, C.

    Dogs and cats play an important role in modern society, enhancing the psychological and physiological well-being of many people. However, there are well-documented health risks associated with human animal interactions. More specifically, enteric pathogens of zoonotic risk which are transmitted...

  9. Is childhood cat ownership a risk factor for schizophrenia later in life?

    Contributor(s):: Fuller Torrey, E., Simmons, Wendy, Yolken, Robert H.

  10. Relationship between toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and in their feline pets

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    Contributor(s):: Andrei Csep, Radu Spineanu, Sonia Draghici, Simona Cheregi

    BackgroundToxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. The infection is most commonly acquired through contact with cats and their feces or with raw or undercooked meat.MethodsOur goal was to study the relationship between pregnant women diagnosed with...

  11. Around cats

    Contributor(s):: Goldstein, E. J. C., Greene, C. E., Schlossberg, D.

    This chapter focuses on diseases transmitted from cats to humans. The diseases transmitted by inhalation (bordetellosis, plague and Q fever), vectors (ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, flea-borne spotted fever, murine typhus and leishmaniasis), faecal-oral...

  12. Genetic diversity of Toxoplasma gondii in animals and humans

    Contributor(s):: L. David Sibley, Asis Khan, James W. Ajioka, Benjamin M. Rosenthal

    Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most widespread parasites of domestic, wild, and companion animals, and it also commonly infects humans. Toxoplasma gondii has a complex life cycle. Sexual development occurs only in the cat gut, while asexual replication occurs in many vertebrate hosts. These...

  13. Sentinel surveillance for zoonotic parasites in companion animals in indigenous communities of Saskatchewan

    Contributor(s):: Schurer, J. M., Hill, J. E., Fernando, C., Jenkins, E. J.

  14. General concepts in zoonotic disease control

    Contributor(s):: Lappin, M. R.

  15. HIV and pet ownership

    Contributor(s):: Downing, D.

  16. Prevalence and risk factors of toxoplasmosis among pregnant women in Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil

    Contributor(s):: Sroka, S., Bartelheimer, N., Winter, A., Heukelbach, J., Ariza, L., Ribeiro, H., Oliveira, F. A., Queiroz, A. J., Alencar, C., Jr., Liesenfeld, O.

  17. Serological study of Toxoplasma gondii in kidney recipients

    Contributor(s):: Sukthana, Y., Chintana, T., Damrongkitchaiporn, S., Lekkla, A.

  18. The prevalence and epidemiology of toxoplasmosis in Ontario

    Contributor(s):: Tizard, I. R., Chauhan, S. S., Lai, C. H.

  19. Zoonotic diseases of cats

    Contributor(s):: August, J. R., Loar, A. S.

  20. [Congenital toxoplasmosis in Switzerland. Seroprevalence, risk factors and recommendations for prevention]

    Contributor(s):: Sturchler, D., Berger, R., Just, M.