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1 October 2007 Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Cats From Durango City, Mexico
C. Alvarado-Esquivel, O. Liesenfeld, R. G. Herrera-Flores, B. E. Ramírez-Sánchez, A. González-Herrera, S. A. Martínez-García, J. P. Dubey
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The prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii was determined in sera from 105 domestic cats from Durango City, Mexico. Using a modified agglutination test, antibodies to this parasite were found in 21% of the 105 cats, with titers of 1:25 in 3 cats, 1:50 in 4 cats, 1:200 in 5 cats, 1:400 in 2 cats, 1:800 in 2 cats, 1:1,600 in 4 cats, and 1:3,200 or higher in 2 cats. Cats older than 1 yr had a significantly higher frequency of infection than that found in cats younger than 0.5 yr (41 vs. 13.2%, respectively; odds ratio = 4.55; 95% CI = 1.24– 17.18; P = 0.01). Overall, the seroprevalence of T. gondii antibodies in cats in Durango, Mexico, is much lower compared with those reported in other countries.

C. Alvarado-Esquivel, O. Liesenfeld, R. G. Herrera-Flores, B. E. Ramírez-Sánchez, A. González-Herrera, S. A. Martínez-García, and J. P. Dubey "Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Cats From Durango City, Mexico," Journal of Parasitology 93(5), 1214-1216, (1 October 2007). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1268R.1
Published: 1 October 2007
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