Seroprevalence of Encephalitozoon cuniculi in dogs in the United States

Carolyn Cray, Y. Rivas

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Abstract

Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an obligate intracellular microsporidian parasite that can result in clinical and subclinical infection in many species. It is also considered the cause of a potential zoonotic disease. In the present study, a serological survey was conducted using samples from pet dogs in the state of Florida. Twenty-seven of 125 serum samples, or 21.6%, were found to demonstrate reactivity by ELISA, with titers ranging from 1:32 to 1:512. There were no significant differences by age or sex. This is the first report on the detection of E. cuniculi antibodies in dogs in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-154
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

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Encephalitozoon cuniculi
Seroepidemiologic Studies
seroprevalence
Dogs
Asymptomatic Infections
dogs
Pets
Microsporidia
Zoonoses
serological surveys
zoonoses
pets
antibody
serum
parasite
Parasites
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Seroprevalence of Encephalitozoon cuniculi in dogs in the United States. / Cray, Carolyn; Rivas, Y.

In: Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 99, No. 1, 01.02.2013, p. 153-154.

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