Volume 87, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A nationwide epidemiologic investigation of domestic animal infections has been conducted in nine provinces and one city during 2007–2010. Serum samples from a total of 707 goats, 433 cattle, and 219 dogs were collected for detecting IgG antibody by immunofluorescence assays and the average seroprevalences were 10.05% for dogs, 3.82% for goats, and 0.69% for cattle, respectively. A total of 472 goats, 201 cattle, 102 dog blood clots, and 1,580 ticks were collected for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplifying 16S rRNA genes and the PCR-positive rates were 26.69% for goats, 23.38% for cattle, and 10.89% for dogs. Six species were identified and the average PCR-positive rates were 58.3% for , 43.9% for , 12.5% for , 7.5% (3 of 40) for , and 5.2% for , respectively. The evidence in the study indicated the zoonotic is highly prevalent in China.


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  • Received : 03 Jan 2012
  • Accepted : 20 Mar 2012
  • Published online : 02 Jul 2012

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