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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
selection of neighborhood controls for a population-based lyme disease case-control study by using a commercial marketing database.the selection of controls is an important methodological consideration for case-control studies. neighborhood-matched control selection is particularly crucial for studies of vector-borne disease, such as lyme disease, for which risk is intrinsically linked to geographical location. the matching of case-control pairs on neighborhood can help control for variation in ecological risk factors that are tied to geographical location, like vector and host habitat in the peridomestic environment. rando ...201323696105
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