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OBJECTIVE: To characterize the epidemiology, clinical signs, and treatment of dogs with Francisella tularensis infection in New Mexico. ANIMALS: 87 dogs in which 88 cases of tularemia (1 dog had 2 distinct cases) were confirmed by the New Mexico Department of Health Scientific Laboratory Division...

Author(s)
Kwit, N. A.; Middaugh, N. A.; VinHatton, E. S.; Melman, S. D.; Onischuk, L.; Aragon, A. S.; Nelson, C. A.; Mead, P. S.; Ettestad, P. J.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2020, 256, 2, pp 220-225
Abstract

Tularemia is a bacterial zoonosis caused by Francisella tularensis. We conducted a serosurvey of black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) in Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, US, following an epizootic in voles (Microtus spp.) due to F. tularensis. Only 1 of 44 (2%) sampled prairie ...

Author(s)
Cherry, C. C.; Kwit, N. A.; Ohms, R. E.; Hammesfahr, A. M.; Pappert, R.; Petersen, J. M.; Nelson, C. A.; Buttke, D. E.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2019, 55, 4, pp 944-946
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Informed management of American black bears (Ursus americanus) requires knowledge of the distribution and pathology of diseases affecting the species. Little information is available on pathogen prevalence from black bear populations in the Southwest, US, and it is unknown how these infections may...

Author(s)
Bard, S. M.; Cain, J. W.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2019, 55, 4, pp 745-754
Abstract

Based on initial reports of infection with Francisella tularensis in dogs in northern Europe, a serological study in hunting dogs was conducted in Austria. Five (6.25%) tested positive. The results highlight the potential for disease transmission to dogs and raise the question of whether dogs could ...

Author(s)
Posautz, A.; Gyuranecz, M.; Dénes, B.; Knauer, F.; Dier, H.; Walzer, C.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2018, 18, 2, pp 117-119
Abstract

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%...

Author(s)
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.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2019, 55, 3, pp 576-588
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Tularemia, is a zoonotic disease with a wide variety of hosts caused by Francisella tularensis, that affects many animal species including mammals, birds and insects. Small rodents are the natural hosts, and blood-sucking ectoparasites are the most important vectors. Sheep are the most...

Author(s)
Büyük, F.; Șahİn, M.; Çelebİ, Ö.; Mor, N.; Çelebİ, B.
Publisher
Refik Saydam Hıfzıssıhha Merkezi Bașkanlığı, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Türk Hijyen ve Deneysel Biyoloji Dergisi, 2012, 69, 2, pp 83-88
Abstract

We describe tularaemia in a Norwegian dog caused by Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica. A Hamilton Hound and his owner developed tulaeremia after hunting an infected mountain hare (Lepus timidus). The dog showed signs of lethargy, anorexia and fever during a period two to four days after...

Author(s)
Nordstoga, A.; Handeland, K.; Johansen, T. B.; Iversen, L.; Gavier-Widén, D.; Mattsson, R.; Wik-Larssen, K.; Afset, J. E.; Næverdal, R.; Lund, A.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2014, 173, 3/4, pp 318-322
Abstract

Dogs have been implicated in the zoonotic transmission of numerous pathogens. Whereas cats are known to transmit Francisella tularensis to humans via bite and other routes, the role of dogs in facilitating infection is much less understood. We reviewed tularaemia case investigation records...

Author(s)
Kwit, N. A.; Schwartz, A.; Kugeler, K. J.; Mead, P. S.; Nelson, C. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Zoonoses and Public Health, 2019, 66, 4, pp 417-421
Abstract

This report describes the case of a 73-year-old woman with pulmonary sarcoidosis from Arizona, USA, who died from pneumonic tularaemia on 11 June 2016. Tularaemia was not suspected as cause of illness until 17 June when a blood culture collected on 6 June was confirmed as Francisella tularensis....

Author(s)
Yaglom, H.; Rodriguez, E.; Gaither, M.; Schumacher, M.; Kwit, N.; Nelson, C.; Terriquez, J.; Vinocur, J.; Birdsell, D.; Wagner, D. M.; Petersen, J.; Kugeler, K.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2017, 66, 33, pp 891
Abstract

The presence of keystone species can influence disease dynamics through changes in species diversity and composition of vector and host communities. In this study, we compared (1) the diversity of small mammals; (2) the prevalence, abundance, and intensity of arthropod vectors; and (3) the...

Author(s)
Zapata-Valdés, C.; Avila-Flores, R.; Gage, K.; Holmes, J.; Montenierri, J.; Kosoy, M.; Suzán, G.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2018, 54, 1, pp 26-33

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