bacterial pathogens in chronic otitis media with effusion in alaska native children.this study examined the bacterial pathogens and the presence of possible risk factors for the development of chronic otitis media with effusion (ome) in a group of alaska native children. middle ear aspirates were collected from 128 children < 6 years of age requiring tympanocentesis between 1987 and 1989. bacterial pathogens were cultured from 40% of 209 fluids. predominant isolates, after contamination of the outer ear was controlled for, were haemophilus influenzae (21%; 84% of these were non ...199910434443
preliminary studies on the etiology of keratoconjunctivitis in reindeer (rangifer tarandus tarandus) calves in alaska.keratoconjunctivitis outbreaks occur each summer in reindeer (rangifer tarandus tarandus) herds in western alaska, usa. this condition has not been well characterized nor has a definitive primary etiologic agent been identified. we evaluated the eyes of 660 calves near nome, alaska, between 29 june and 14 july 2005. clinical signs of keratoconjunctivitis were observed in 26/660 calves (3.9%). samples were collected from the conjunctival sac of both affected (n=22) and unaffected (n=24) animals f ...200818957667
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