prevalence to toxoplasma gondii and sarcocystis spp. in a reintroduced fisher ( martes pennanti ) population in pennsylvania.abstract understanding the role of disease in population regulation is important to the conservation of wildlife. we evaluated the prevalence of toxoplasma gondii exposure and sarcocystis spp. infection in 46 road-killed and accidentally trapper-killed fisher ( martes pennanti ) carcasses collected and stored at -20 c by the pennsylvania game commission from february 2002 to october 2008. blood samples were assayed for t. gondii antibodies using the modified agglutination test (mat, 1∶25) and an ...201121506854
low titers of canine distemper virus antibody in wild fishers (martes pennanti) in the eastern usa.canine distemper virus (cdv) infects species in the order carnivora. members of the family mustelidae are among the species most susceptible to cdv and have a high mortality rate after infection. assessing an animal's pathogen or disease load prior to any reintroduction project is important to help protect the animal being reintroduced, as well as the wildlife and livestock in the area of relocation. we screened 58 fishers for cdv antibody prior to their release into pennsylvania, us, as part of ...201626555109
increased mortality and length of stay among patients with inflammatory bowel disease and hospital-acquired infections.hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) could be at increased risk for hospital-acquired infections (hais). by using hai outcome data from pennsylvania, we examined the influence of hais on in-patient mortality and length of stay (los) in the hospital among patients with ibd.201020723618
william fisher norris: a philadelphia 1870, william fisher norris returned from studies abroad to find himself at the forefront of new developments in american ophthalmology. recognition of the specialty was just beginning and norris was named professor of ophthalmology in the department just established at the university of pennsylvania. norris was well-qualified for the job. as a member of a prominent philadelphia family he had the right connections. he was dedicated to the science of ophthalmology and to medical education. he ...19957555581
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