seroprevalence of rickettsia typhi and rickettsia conorii infection among rodents and dogs in egypt.a serological survey of 1813 rodent and 549 dog sera, collected from 1979 to 1986 from animals in 16 egyptian governorates were tested for antibody to rickettsia typhi and rickettsia conorii by the indirect fluorescent antibody test. only three of 82 (4%) sera from rattus rattus collected near aswan had antibody to r. conorii. the prevalence of r. typhi antibody in dog sera was only 0.4% (n = 549) while 25% (n = 547) of rattus norvegicus and 11% (n = 1138) of r. rattus had measurable antibodies. ...19892509729
natural babesia infection sought in black and norway rats trapped in five egyptian governorates.babesiosis is a protozoal disease caused by members of the genus babesia transmitted by the ixodid ticks. it is a parasite of various mammalian hosts as bovine (b. bovis), equine (b. equi), rodent (b. microti), canine (b. canis) and others. human cases of babesiosis have been reported from several countries including egypt. it is now well established that man may become infected (fulminating or subclinical) with several species of babesia without prior splenectomy. in this paper, a total of 398 ...19938376851
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