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9 October 2019 Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) in a Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) Colony
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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 dogs was seropositive for F. tularensis, providing evidence of survival and potentially limited spread among free-ranging prairie dogs.

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Cara C. Cherry, Natalie A. Kwit, Rene E. Ohms, Amy M. Hammesfahr, Ryan Pappert, Jeannine M. Petersen, Christina A. Nelson, and Danielle E. Buttke "Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) in a Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) Colony," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(4), 944-946, (9 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-05-133
Received: 16 May 2018; Accepted: 10 December 2018; Published: 9 October 2019
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