TABLE 1.

Distribution of B. henselae isolates from stray cats in northern Italy between bacteremic and seropositive cats

LocationResults
Blood cultureSerology
No. of cats examinedNo. (%) of cats testing positive95% CINo. of cats examinedNo. (%) of cats testing positive95% CI
Milan1146 (5.39)1.9-11.18714 (16.1)9.1-25.5
Brescia565 (8.9)3.0-19.6566 (10.7)4.0-21.8
Pavia4316 (37.2)23.0-53.36029 (48.3)35.2-61.6
Lomellina17825 (14.1)9.3-20.18948 (53.9)43.0-64.6
Oltrepò29246 (15.7)11.8-20.417283 (48.3)40.5-56.0
Garda Lake environs8642 (48.3)37.4-59.28427 (31.8)22.1-42.7
Total769140548207