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serologic survey of select infectious diseases in coyotes and raccoons in nebraska.to obtain data about select zoonotic and other infectious diseases in free-ranging predators in five ecoregions in nebraska, sera were collected from 67 coyotes (canis latrans) and 63 raccoons (procyon lotor) from november 2002 through january 2003. for coyotes, antibodies were detected against canine distemper virus (cdv, 61%), francisella tularensis (32%), rickettsia rickettsi (13%), and flaviviruses (48%). none of the coyote sera had antibodies to borrelia burgdorferi, brucella canis, or six ...200516456169
notes from the field: increase in human cases of tularemia--colorado, nebraska, south dakota, and wyoming, january-september 2015.tularemia is a rare, often serious disease caused by a gram-negative coccobacillus, francisella tularensis, which infects humans and animals in the northern hemisphere. approximately 125 cases have been reported annually in the united states during the last two decades. as of september 30, a total of 100 tularemia cases were reported in 2015 among residents of colorado (n = 43), nebraska (n = 21), south dakota (n = 20), and wyoming (n = 16) (figure). this represents a substantial increase in the ...201526632662
ecoepidemiology of tularemia in the southcentral united states.we combined county-based data for tularemia incidence from 1990 to 2003 for a nine-state region (arkansas, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, missouri, nebraska, oklahoma, and tennessee) in the southcentral united states with geographic information system (gis)-based environmental data to determine associations between coverage by different habitats (especially dry forest representing suitable tick habitat) and tularemia incidence. high-risk counties (> 1 case per 100,000 person-years) cluster ...200818385353
francisella tularensis bacteria associated with feline tularemia in the united states.tularemia in the united states was examined by reviewing 106 francisella tularensis isolates, mostly from nebraska, collected during 1998-2012: 48% of nebraska cases were cat-associated; 7/8 human cases were caused by subtype a.i. a vaccine is needed to reduce feline-associated tularemia, and cat owners should protect against bites/scratches and limit their pet's outdoor access.201425424732
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