Bobcat Fever

First described in Missouri in 1970, Cytauxzoon felis is a tick-transmitted protozoan within the family Theileriidae.  Bobcats and recovered domestic cats act as reservoir hosts for Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star tick).  As with other vector-borne diseases, a tick ingests the parasite from an infected host and transmits it to a naive host at the next […]

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