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- Sakata, Yoshimi, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Ticks and tick-borne diseases 2012 v.3 no.5-6 pp. 308-311
- Anaplasma bovis; DNA; Ehrlichia; Feline immunodeficiency virus; Rickettsia; blood; cats; nucleotide sequences; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal RNA; screening; sequence analysis; surveys; tick-borne diseases; ticks; Japan
- ... The prevalence of Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma in 1764 DNA samples extracted from feline peripheral blood from all 47 prefectures in Japan was evaluated by screening real-time PCR, genus-specific PCR, and DNA nucleotide sequencing. The survey revealed that all cats were negative for Rickettsia infection. Two cats were positive for Ehrlichia or Anaplasma based on the screening PCR assay. Nu ...