feline plague in new mexico: report of five cases.naturally acquired plague was diagnosed in 5 domestic cats. the cats apparently contracted the disease through contact with sylvatic rodents or their fleas in plague-enzootic areas. the diagnosis was confirmed by direct immunofluorescence and isolation of yersinia pestis on culture of abscess material. abscess formation, lymphadenitis, lethargy, and fever were consistent clinical findings.19817341569
colorado animal-based plague surveillance systems: relationships between targeted animal species and prediction efficacy of areas at risk for humans.human plague risks (yersinia pestis infection) are greatest when epizootics cause high mortality among this bacterium's natural rodent hosts. therefore, health departments in plague-endemic areas commonly establish animal-based surveillance programs to monitor y. pestis infection among plague hosts and vectors. the primary objectives of our study were to determine whether passive animal-based plague surveillance samples collected in colorado from 1991 to 2005 were sampled from high human plague ...200920836802
zoonotic vector-borne bacterial pathogens in california mountain lions (puma concolor), 1987-2010.sera collected from 442 mountain lions in 48 california counties between the years of 1987 and 2010 were tested using immunofluorescence assays and agglutination tests for the presence of antibodies reactive to yersinia pestis, francisella tularensis, bartonella henselae, borrelia burgdorferi, and anaplasma phagocytophilum antigens. data were analyzed for spatial and temporal trends in seropositivity. seroprevalences for b. burgdorferi (19.9%) and b. henselae (37.1%) were relatively high, with t ...201222925024
serologic survey and serum biochemical reference ranges of the free-ranging mountain lion (felis concolor) in california.serum samples from 58 mountain lions (felis concolor) in california (usa) were collected between april 1987 and february 1990. nineteen serum samples were used for serum biochemistry determinations; the ranges were similar to reference values in domestic cats, captive exotic felidae and free-ranging mountain lions. a serological survey was conducted to determine whether antibodies were present against selected infectious agents. fifty-four (93%) of 58 sera had antibodies against feline panleukop ...19948028105
yersinia pestis infection in three dogs.yersinia pestis infection was diagnosed in 3 dogs. clinical signs included lethargy (3 dogs), pyrexia (2 dogs), and a purulent skin lesion in the cervical region (2 dogs). yersinia pestis infection is a potentially fatal zoonotic disease of human beings. human cases have resulted from contact with infected domestic cats; however, the risk of human infection from contact with infected domestic dogs is unknown. dogs frequently are exposed to y pestis in areas in which there are plague epizootics; ...19957628931
human bubonic plague transmitted by a domestic cat scratch.bubonic plague was transmitted to a 10-year-old girl in oregon by a scratch wound inflicted by a domestic cat. the cat probably was infected by contact with infected wild rodents or their fleas. yersinia pestis was identified in diamanus montanus fleas collected from an abandoned burrow near the patient's home. domestic cats may infect humans with y pestis by inoculation from a scratch.19846694293
studies on plague in the eastern cape province of south africa.investigations were carried out in the area of a human plague outbreak in march 1982 at coega in the eastern cape province of south africa. trapping revealed that rodent populations were high owing primarily to a population increase of the four-striped mouse, rhabdomys pumilio. flea populations were low and had been declining in the eastern cape province since october 1981. the results of a serological survey from march to october 1982 showed haemagglutinating antibody to yersinia pestis in 0.35 ...19836665833
cat bite transmission of yersinia pestis infection to man.the transmission of bubonic plague from the kitten of a domestic cat to a man by means of a bite on a finger is described. the human case was complicated by the development of a secondary meningitis, followed, after specific therapy, by protracted recovery. the kitten showed swollen lymph nodes of the head and neck, frothing at the mouth and nostrils, and signs of an acute infectious disease which had a fatal termination. yersinia pestis was isolated on about the 8th day from the cerebrospinal f ...19751238568
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