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We collected blood and serum from 155 brown bears (Ursus arctos) inhabiting five locations in Alaska, US during 2013-16 and tested samples for evidence of prior exposure to a suite of bacterial, viral, and parasitic agents. Antibody seroprevalence among Alaska brown bears was estimated to be 15%...

Ramey, A. M.; Cleveland, C. A.; Hilderbrand, G. V.; Joly, K.; Gustine, D. D.; Mangipane, B.; Leacock, W. B.; Crupi, A. P.; Hill, D. E.; Dubey, J. P.; Yabsley, M. J.
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2019, 55, 3, pp 576-588

One of 33 black bears (Ursus americanus) in northeastern Washington had a positive antibody titre (1:640) to canine adenovirus type 1 (CAV-1). One grizzly bear (U. arctos horribilis) tested was negative. Potential for transmission among wild bears is indicated.

Foreyt, W. J.; Evermann, J. F.; Hickman, J.
Journal of Wildlife Management, 1986, 50, 2, pp 273-274

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