rabies surveillance in the united states during 2001.during 2001, 49 states and puerto rico reported 7,437 cases of rabies in nonhuman animals and 1 case in a human being to the centers for disease control and prevention, an increase of < 1% from 7,364 cases in nonhuman animals and 5 human cases reported in 2000. more than 93% (6,939 cases) were in wild animals, whereas 6.7% (497 cases) were in domestic species (compared with 93.0% in wild animals and 6.9% in domestic species in 2000). the number of cases reported in 2001 increased among bats, cat ...200212494966
an outbreak of cat-associated q fever in the united states.q fever is usually acquired by contact with aerosols generated during parturition of domestic ungulates (e.g., sheep, cows, goats). in the maritime provinces of canada, parturient cats have also been implicated in its transmission. a 66-year-old woman from eastern maine developed high fever, rigors, headache, myalgias, pulmonary infiltrates, and elevated hepatocellular enzymes, and the diagnosis of acute q fever was confirmed serologically. she and 14 other family members had attended a family r ...19912056206
epizootic of external and internal abscesses in a large goat herd over a 16-year period.from 1973 through 1988, 518 external and internal abscesses were diagnosed in a large commercial goat herd. of the 518 abscesses, 238 were primary and 280 were secondary abscesses in the same or other anatomic locations. during this period, the herd varied in size from 94 goats in 1973 to 431 goats in 1988. abscesses in the jaw area were detected in 141 goats, 4 of which developed osteomyelitis of the mandible. sternal abscesses were detected in 72 goats, with 2 also having osteomyelitis of the ...19912004986
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