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survey for selected diseases in nutria (myocastor coypus) from louisiana.thirty-two trapper-caught nutria (myocastor coypus) from east baton rouge, iberville, tangipahoa, and st. helena parishes in louisiana (usa) were sampled for several disease agents. antibodies against toxoplasma gondii, chlamydia psittaci, francisella tularensis, leptospira spp., and encephalomyocarditis virus were detected in 7%, 14%, 0%, 7%, and 0% of nutria, respectively. both animals seropositive for leptospirae were positive for l. interrogans serovar canicola. no salmonella spp. were isola ...19947933295
outbreak of francisella novicida bacteremia among inmates at a louisiana correctional facility.francisella novicida is a rare cause of human illness despite its close genetic relationship to francisella tularensis, the agent of tularemia. during april-july 2011, 3 inmates at a louisiana correctional facility developed f. novicida bacteremia; 1 inmate died acutely.201424944231
factors associated with a poor outcome in tularemia.to identify the factors associated with a poor outcome, we reviewed the records of 28 patients with tularemia diagnosed between 1974 and 1984. most of the patients were men between the ages of 35 and 45 years, who presented with ulceroglandular tularemia. twelve patients had the anticipated rapid response to therapy, with resolution of their presenting symptoms within one week (group a). surprisingly, the majority (16 [58%] of 28) had a more prolonged or fatal illness (group b). group b patients ...19873813743
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