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a serologic survey of mule deer and elk in utah.sera from mule deer (odocoileus hemionus) and elk (cervus canadensis) in central and northern utah were tested for the prevalence of antibodies to 11 diseases communicable to man or domestic livestock. antibodies to francisella tularensis (at 1:20) were found in 47 of 88 (53.4%) elk and 1 of 89 (1.1%) deer. a screening slide agglutination test for titers to brucella (at 1:20) showed two reactors in elk but none in deer sera. no positive antibody titers were obtained in tests for anaplasmosis, co ...1978105153
serologic survey for selected infectious disease agents in swift and kit foxes from the western united states.a serologic survey of swift fox (vulpes velox) and kit fox (v. macrotis) from the western usa was conducted for 12 infectious diseases. samples from swift fox were collected between 1987 and 1992 from colorado (n = 44), kansas (n = 10), and wyoming (n = 9). samples from kit fox were collected in california (n = 86), new mexico (n = 18), utah (n = 9), and arizona (n = 6). overall antibody prevalence rates were 33 of 110 (30%) for canine parvovirus (cpv), 9 of 72 (13%) for canine distemper virus ( ...200011085448
tularemia associated with a hamster bite--colorado, 2004.in april 2004, the colorado department of public health and environment (cdphe) was notified about a boy aged 3 years with diagnosed tularemia associated with a hamster bite. tularemia has not been associated previously with pet hamsters. cdphe conducted an investigation to determine whether other owners of hamsters were at risk. clinicians and public health officials should be aware that pet hamsters are a potential source of tularemia.200515635290
serologic survey for canine infectious diseases among sympatric swift foxes (vulpes velox) and coyotes (canis latrans) in southeastern colorado.swift foxes (vulpes velox) and coyotes (canis latrans) are sympatric canids distributed throughout many regions of the great plains of north america. the prevalence of canid diseases among these two species where they occur sympatrically is presently unknown. from january 1997 to january 2001, we collected blood samples from 89 swift foxes and 122 coyotes on the us army piñon canyon maneuver site, las animas county, se colorado (usa). seroprevalence of antibodies against canine parvovirus (cpv) ...200415650093
leptospirosis and tularaemia in raccoons (procyon lotor) of larimer country, colorado.raccoons (procyon lotor) are commonly implicated as carriers of many zoonotic pathogens. the purpose of this cross-sectional study was to look for leptospira interrogans and francisella tularensis in opportunistically sampled, free-ranging raccoons of larimer country, colorado, usa. sixty-five animals were included in the study and testing consisted of gross post-mortem examination, histopathology, and both immunohistochemistry and pcr for l. interrogans and f. tularensis. no significant gross l ...201121824365
notes from the field: increase in human cases of tularemia--colorado, nebraska, south dakota, and wyoming, january-september 2015.tularemia is a rare, often serious disease caused by a gram-negative coccobacillus, francisella tularensis, which infects humans and animals in the northern hemisphere. approximately 125 cases have been reported annually in the united states during the last two decades. as of september 30, a total of 100 tularemia cases were reported in 2015 among residents of colorado (n = 43), nebraska (n = 21), south dakota (n = 20), and wyoming (n = 16) (figure). this represents a substantial increase in the ...201526632662
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