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The following background data on Toxocariasis in the United Kingdom are abstracted from GIDEON and the e-book series. [1,2] (Primary references available from author)
288 cases were reported through laboratory testing from 1989 to 2002, with decreasing incidence since the 1990s. The annual disease rate is estimated at 0.2 per 100,000.
25% of dog hair samples (2003 publication)
7.2% of suburban dogs (1977 publication)
2% to 4% of dogs are associated with a charity for deaf persons. (Bucks, 2007 publication)
1.4% of dogs with gastrointestinal disease (2003 to 2005)
91% of farm cats (1989)
53.3% of feral cats in London and Sheffield (1981 publication)
11.5% of domestic cats in London (1981 publication)
34.8% of stray urban cats (1978 to 1980)
16% of healthy kittens (2009 publication)
55.9% to 61.6% of foxes (2003 publication)
13.3% of soil samples in Leeds (1976)
5.2% of public parks and private gardens in London (1975)
66% of London parks (1984 to 1985)
6.3 of soil samples from London parks and gardens (1991 publication)
2.0% to 2.6%; 15.7% of dog breeders (1978)
47% of cull ewes in Powys and Gwent (2006 publication)
7% to 47% of sheep in Wales (2006 publication)
The reported incidence of toxocariasis varies from 0 to 4 cases per year (1992 to 2012).
20.9% of stray dogs in Glasgow (1975 to 1977)
12% of parks in Glasgow (1980)
33% of stray cats (1980)
Toxocara cati has also been identified in wild cats in northeastern Scotland.
Although no cases of toxocariasis were reported from 2001 to 2012, the disease is relatively common among both humans and animals in the neighboring Republic of Ireland.
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1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of the United Kingdom, 2013. 1106 pages, 946 graphs, 3,801 references. Gideon e-books
2. Berger SA. Toxocariasis: Global Status, 2013. Gideon e-books
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