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Cat-Related Zoonoses: Killing You Softly with Feces and Fleas

  • Andreas SingEmail author
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Abstract

In many countries worldwide, cats have become “man’s really best friend”. In the following chapter the public health relevance of cats will be highlighted by introducing the most relevant zoonotic pathogens including Toxoplasma gondii, Bartonella henselae, Toxocara cati, Rickettsia felis, enteropathogenic bacteria and the emerging cat-related pathogen Corynebacterium ulcerans.

Keywords

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Multi Locus Sequence Typing Public Health Measure Congenital Toxoplasmosis Bartonella Species 
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  1. 1.Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL)National Consiliary Laboratory on DiphtheriaOberschleißheimGermany

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