AbstractDomestic cats are a final host for some hepatic trematodes, and cat meat is used for human consumption in several parts of northern Vietnam. Since there is no tradition for commercial cat rearing in the area, cats are purchased alive from other areas as well, i.e., southern Vietnam and neighboring countries, and brought to slaughterhouses. This uncontrolled trade in live cats could pose a risk for spread of various parasites, including hepatic trematodes. Hence, in this study, we investigated the infections by hepatic trematodes in cats from the slaughterhouses. Cat livers were sampled from 12 slaughterhouses. Clonorchis sinensis and Platynosomum fastosum were found in 14 of 78 necropsied cats of local origin, while more than half of the non-local cats (170 of 318) were infected by C. sinensis, P. fastosum, or Opisthorchis viverrini. The non-local cats had higher prevalence (odds ratio 6.61, P < 0.01, 95 CI: 2.3419.41) and intensity of infection (count ratio 6.47, P < 0.01, 95 CI: 1.7723.59) by C. sinensis than local cats. Prevalence of P. fastosum infection did not differ significantly between the 2 groups of cats. Opisthorchis viverrini was found at low prevalence (2.5) in non-local cats. The presence of O. viverrini in cats sampled in northern Vietnam and the high prevalence and intensity of infection in cats of non-local origin suggest that cats are transported over great distances, and this poses a risk of spreading these trematodes.
The Journal of Parasitology – Allen Press
Published: Jun 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera