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evaluation of the eradication program for amblyomma variegatum (acari:ixodidae) on puerto rico.a cooperative effort between the united states department of agriculture, animal and plant health inspection service, veterinary services, the agricultural research service, and the department of agriculture, commonwealth government of puerto rico has been successful in eradicating amblyomma variegatum (fabricius) from the islands of puerto rico and vieques (an island municipality of puerto rico). application of acaricides to livestock and dogs at 14-day intervals for an 18-month period eliminat ...19892707108
bluetongue in cattle: a serologic survey of slaughter cattle in the united states.serologic tests for bluetongue virus (btv) were done on 19,758 blood serum samples systematically collected at brucellosis laboratories throughout the united states from nov 28, 1977 to feb 20, 1978. prevalence of btv antibody varied from 0 to 79% of the samples collected in various states, with a national prevalence of 18.2%. the prevalence was generally low in the northern states and high in the southwestern states. the highest prevalence rates were found in puerto rico and the virgin islands.19816269469
fascioliasis in puerto rico: a review. 19816944073
rabies surveillance in the united states during 1998.during 1998, 49 states, the district of columbia, and puerto rico reported 7,961 cases of rabies in nonhuman animals and 1 case in a human being to the centers for disease control and prevention, a decrease of 6.5% from 8,509 cases in nonhuman animals and 4 cases in human beings reported in 1997. more than 92% (7,358 cases) were in wild animals, whereas > 7.5% (603 cases) were in domestic species (compared with 93% in wild animals and 7% in domestic species in 1997). decreases were evident in al ...199910613210
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
studies on puerto rican physidae. 196414212587
rabies surveillance in the united states during 2004.during 2004, 49 states and puerto rico reported 6,836 cases of rabies in nonhuman animals and 8 cases in human beings to the cdc, representing a 4.6% decrease from the 7,170 cases in nonhuman animals and 3 cases in human beings reported in 2003. approximately 92% of the cases were in wildlife, and 8% were in domestic animals (compared with 91% and 9%, respectively, in 2003). relative contributions by the major animal groups were as follows: 2,564 raccoons (37.5%), 1,856 skunks (27.1%), 1,361 bat ...200516379626
rabies surveillance in the united states during 2005.during 2005, 49 states and puerto rico reported 6,417 cases of rabies in nonhuman animals and 1 case in a human being to the cdc, representing a 6.2% decrease from the 6,836 cases in nonhuman animals and 8 cases in human beings reported in 2004. approximately 92% of the cases were in wildlife, and 8% were in domestic animals. relative contributions by the major animal groups were as follows: 2,534 raccoons (39.5%), 1,478 skunks (23%), 1,408 bats (21.9%), 376 foxes (5.9%), 269 cats (4.2%), 93 cat ...200617173527
the utility of animal surveillance in the detection of west nile virus activity in puerto rico, 2007.after the isolation of west nile virus (wnv) from humans, mosquitoes, and chickens in 2007, an analysis of animal surveillance involving multiple species (horses, monkeys, sheep, dogs, and birds) used to track wnv transmission from 2006 to 2008 was performed. during this period 13.4% of all the animal samples collected were seropositive by blocking elisa for wnv. the most complete island-wide sampling was obtained from horses of which 22% were serologically positive and 96% were confirmed as wnv ...201120575642
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