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tularemia, plague, yersiniosis, and tyzzer's disease in wild rodents and lagomorphs in canada: a review.information related to infection of wild rodents or lagomorphs in canada by francisella tularensis, yersinia pestis, other yersinia spp., and clostridium piliforme was searched for this study. reports on tularemia in humans linked to these species came from diagnostic databases, literature, wildlife health specialists, and public health agencies. tularemia has been diagnosed in 8 species of wild rodent and 2 species in the genus lepus in canada. tularemia occurred in wild animals, or in humans a ...200920190973
longitudinal study on the seroprevalence of avian influenza, leptospirosis, and tularemia in an urban population of raccoons (procyon lotor) in ontario, canada.raccoons (procyon lotor) live at high densities, often in close association with people, in urban areas in ontario and have been implicated as potential reservoirs of numerous zoonotic disease agents. we collected 137 blood samples from 61 apparently healthy raccoons in a small area of toronto, ontario, from june to october 2007 as part of a longitudinal study to determine the seasonal patterns of seroprevalence of francisella tularensis, avian influenza, and leptospira. in addition, we collecte ...201120491583
isolation of francisella tularensis and powassan virus from ticks (acari: ixodidae) in ontario, canada. 19846327984
prevalence of rickettsia species in dermacentor variabilis ticks from ontario, canada.relatively little is known about the prevalence of rickettsial species in dermacentor ticks in eastern canada. in this study, dermacentor ticks from the province of ontario, canada, were tested for the presence of spotted fever group rickettsial (sfgr) species, coxiella burnetii and francisella tularensis. rickettsia rickettsii was not detected in any ticks tested, but r. montanensis was detected at a prevalence of 2.2% in d. variabilis (17/778). two other sfgr species, r. parkeri and candidatus ...201627318438
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