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Table 2 Comparison of the current study (6% positive) with prior studies on Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in cat feces

From: High prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii oocyst shedding in stray and pet cats (Felis catus) in Virginia, United States

Location Cat type Method Fecal positives (%) Difference from current Significance (χ2 test) Reference
China Stray Mouse bioassay 0% Less p = 0 [22]
China Stray Mouse bioassay 0% Less p = 0 [20]
Egypt Stray Mouse bioassay 0% Less p = 0 [21]
Spain Stray and pet Microscopy 0% Less p = 0 [18]
Colombia Stray Mouse bioassay 0% Less p = 0 [19]
Europe Stray and pet Microscopy 0.11% Less p = 0 [33]
Switzerland Stray and pet PCR 0.30% Less p = 0 [34]
United States (CA) Stray and pet Microscopy 0.90% Less p = 0.0001 [35]
Canada (PEI) Stray Microscopy 1.30% Less p = 0.003 [27]
Finland Stray Microscopy/PCR 1.50% Less p = 0.008 [26]
Ethiopiaa Stray Microscopy 5.50% Comparable p = 0.85 [28]
Italy Stray PCR 16% Comparable p = 0.06 [36]
Ethiopiaa Stray Mouse bioassay 22.20% More p = 0.007 [28]
  1. aThe same cats were tested by both microscopy and mouse bioassay, with greater detection using mouse bioassay.
  2. Comparison between current data and other measures of oocyst shedding in cat feces.