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1 July 2014 Aujeszky's Disease in Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes): Phylogenetic Analysis Unravels an Unexpected Epidemiologic Link
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We describe Aujeszky's disease in a female of red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Although wild boar (Sus scrofa) would be the expected source of infection, phylogenetic analysis suggested a domestic rather than a wild source of virus, underscoring the importance of biosecurity measures in pig farms to prevent contact with wild animals.

Wildlife Disease Association 2014
Claudio Caruso, Alessandro Dondo, Francesco Cerutti, Loretta Masoero, Alfonso Rosamilia, Simona Zoppi, Valeria D'Errico, Carla Grattarola, Pier Luigi Acutis, and Simone Peletto "Aujeszky's Disease in Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes): Phylogenetic Analysis Unravels an Unexpected Epidemiologic Link," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(3), 707-710, (1 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-11-312
Received: 21 November 2013; Accepted: 1 January 2014; Published: 1 July 2014
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