Seroepidemiological Survey of Feline Retrovirus Infections in Domestic and Leopard Cats in Northern Vietnam in 1997

Takayuki Miyazawa, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Ken Maeda, Taisuke Horimoto, Yukinobu Tohya, Masami Mochizuki, Dat Vu, Giang D. Vu, Dan X. Cu, Ken Ichiro Ono, Eiji Takahashi, Takeshi Mikami

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Abstract

The prevalence of infections with three feline retroviruses (feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline syncytial virus (FSV)) was examined in northern Vietnam in 1997. We collected a total of 77 blood samples from 69 domestic and 8 leopard cats, and examined the presence of anti-FIV and FSV antibodies and FeLV p27 antigen in the plasma samples by the indirect immunofluorescence and/or two commercial kits. None of the samples was positive for FIV and FeLV. The overall positive rate of FSV was 31 % and the positive rates among the domestic and leopard cats were 29 and 50%, respectively. We isolated FSV from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of 6 domestic and one leopard cats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1273-1275
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
Volume60
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1998

Keywords

  • Feline retrovirus infection
  • Seroepidemiology
  • Vietnam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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    Miyazawa, T., Ikeda, Y., Maeda, K., Horimoto, T., Tohya, Y., Mochizuki, M., Vu, D., Vu, G. D., Cu, D. X., Ono, K. I., Takahashi, E., & Mikami, T. (1998). Seroepidemiological Survey of Feline Retrovirus Infections in Domestic and Leopard Cats in Northern Vietnam in 1997. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 60(11), 1273-1275. https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.60.1273