International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | Indonesia | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Identification of Parasitic Disease (Toxoplasmosis) in Wild Cats in Bekasi City

Salbiah [2] | Warida | Dina Indarsita | Halimah Fitriani Pane


Abstract: Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, an intracellular parasite that infects humans and pets. The prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Indonesia is still high in humans, around 67.3% and in cats, 9.4%. Cats are definitive hosts of Toxoplasma gondii. The excrement excreted by cats contains oocysts infective to humans. This study aims to identify diseases caused by parasites in wild cats in the city of Bekasi, West Java using ICT and microscopy methods. This study aims to identify diseases caused by parasites in wild cats in the city of Bekasi, West Java using ICT and microscopy methods. Examination of toxoplasmosis in cats was carried out using the ICT microscopic test method using the flotation concentration method. This research is an analytic observational study with a cross sectional design. The research sample consisted of 30 wild cats taken randomly sampling. Analysis of the research data was only proven through a table comparing the microscopic method with the ICT method. In the microscopic method, 30 samples (100%) were negative. Other infections were found in the samples on microscopic examination, namely worm eggs in all samples (100%). In the ICT method, it was found that 1 sample (3.3%) was positive and 29 samples (96.7%) were negative. It is not recommended to have direct contact with wild cats as long as it is not confirmed that they are free from infection by parasites.


Keywords: Wild cat, immunochromatography, ICT, Toxoplasmosis, floating method, helminthes


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 1299 - 1302


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