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  1. Small animal zoonoses on the rise or under the radar

    Contributor(s):: Wright, I.

  2. The One Health Approach to Toxoplasmosis: Epidemiology, Control, and Prevention Strategies

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Alonso Aguirre, Travis Longcore, Michelle Barbieri, Haydee Dabritz, Dolores Hill, Patrice N. Klein, Christopher Lepczyk, Emily L. Lilly, Rima McLeod, Judith Milcarsky, Caroline E. Murphy, Chunlei Su, Elizabeth VanWormer, Robert Yolken, Grant C. Sizemore

    One Health is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort that seeks optimal health for people, animals, plants, and the environment. Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, is an intracellular protozoan infection distributed worldwide, with a heteroxenous life cycle that practically affects...

  3. Toxoplasma gondii in domiciled dogs and cats in urban areas of Brazil: risk factors and spatial distribution

    | Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Millar, P. R., Barbosa, A. da S., Abboud, L. C. de S., Reis, I. C. dos, Moreira, A. S. da C., Guimaraes, M. P. de P., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  4. Seroprevalence and risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii infection in wild ungulates that cohabit in a natural park with human-animal interaction in the Mediterranean ecosystem

    | Contributor(s):: Almería, S., Cano-Terriza, D., Prieto, P., Dubey, J. P., Jiménez-Martín, D., Castro-Scholten, S., Paniagua, J., García-Bocanegra, I.

  5. Friends with malefit. The effects of keeping dogs and cats, sustaining animal-related injuries and Toxoplasma infection on health and quality of life

    | Contributor(s):: Flegr, J., Preiss, M.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

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

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

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

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

  11. In response

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

  12. 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...

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

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

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. General concepts in zoonotic disease control

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

  19. HIV and pet ownership

    | Contributor(s):: Downing, D.

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

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    | 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.

    We determined the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and associated risk factors among 963 pregnant women attending an obstetric hospital in Fortaleza, Brazil. Seroprevalences of IgG and IgM against T. gondii were 68.6% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 65.6–71.6%) and...