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serological investigation of wild boars (sus scrofa) and red foxes (vulpes vulpes) as indicator animals for circulation of francisella tularensis in germany.tularemia outbreaks in humans have recently been reported in many european countries, but data on the occurrence in the animal population are scarce. in north america, seroconversion of omnivores and carnivores was used as indicator for the presence of tularemia, for the european fauna, however, data are barely available. therefore, the suitability of wild boars (sus scrofa) and red foxes (vulpes vulpes) as indicators for the circulation of f. tularensis in germany was evaluated. serum samples f ...201424359418
tick-borne disease agents in various wildlife from mississippi.because tick-borne diseases are becoming increasingly important throughout the world, monitoring their causative agents in wildlife may serve as a useful indicator of potential human exposure. we assessed the presence of known and putative zoonotic, tick-borne agents in four wildlife species in mississippi. animals were tested for exposure to or infection with ehrlichia chaffeensis, ehrlichia ewingii, borrelia lonestari, rickettsia spp., anaplasma phagocytophilum, and francisella tularensis. who ...201120846016
harmonizing methods for wildlife abundance estimation and pathogen detection in europe-a questionnaire survey on three selected host-pathogen combinations.the need for wildlife health surveillance as part of disease control in wildlife, domestic animals and humans on the global level is widely recognized. however, the objectives, methods and intensity of existing wildlife health surveillance programs vary greatly among european countries, resulting in a patchwork of data that are difficult to merge and compare. this survey aimed at evaluating the need and potential for data harmonization in wildlife health in europe. the specific objective was to ...201728202055
a serologic survey for some bacterial and viral zoonoses in game animals in the czech republic.between 1986 and 1991, sera were collected from 33 roe deer (capreolus capreolus), 24 red deer (cervus elaphus), four fallow deer (dama dama), two mouflon (ovis musimon), 34 wild boars (sus scrofa), and 48 hares (lepus europaeus) shot in two areas of the czech republic. collectively, the sera contained antibodies to coxiella burnetii (prevalence of 12%), francisella tularensis (4%), brucella spp. (2%), central european tick-borne encephalitis virus (8%), tahyna (california serogroup) virus (36%) ...19938258864
[seroepidemiological studies of zoonotic infections in hunters in southeastern austria--prevalences, risk factors, and preventive methods].the aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalences to zoonotic pathogens in hunters, to propose preventive measures and to obtain more information about the occurrence of zoonotic pathogens in local wild animal populations. from 146 male and 3 female hunters originating from the south-eastern austrian federal states of styria and burgenland blood samples were taken and anamnestic data were obtained using a questionnaire. the serological investigations included the following viral, bact ...200312894685
spatio-temporal dynamics of tularemia in french wildlife: 2002-2013.tularemia, caused by francisella tularensis, is endemic in france. the surveillance of this disease in wildlife is operated by the sagir network and by the national reference laboratory for tularemia. wild animals found dead or dying collected by the sagir network are necropsied and when tularemia is suspected culture and/or pcr are performed to confirm the diagnosis. the aim of this study was to present the results of tularemia surveillance in wildlife and to investigate the spatial and tempora ...201627435644
tularaemia seroprevalence of captured and wild animals in germany: the fox (vulpes vulpes) as a biological indicator.a total of 2475 animals from germany, both captive and wild, were tested for antibodies against francisella tularensis to obtain more knowledge about the presence of this pathogen in germany. an indirect and a competitive elisa served as screening methods, positive and inconclusive samples were confirmed by western blot. of the zoo animals sampled between 1992 and 2007 (n = 1122), three (0·3%) were seropositive. the seroconversion of a hippopotamus in berlin zoo was documented. from 1353 serum s ...201322800496
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