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1 March 2018 VERY LOW INFLUENZA A VIRUS PREVALENCE IN CERVIDS IN GERMAN NATIONAL PARKS
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Influenza A viruses are one of the most important and most studied pathogens in humans and domestic animals but little is known about viral prevalence in non-avian wildlife. Serum samples from three free-ranging cervid species (red [Cervus elaphus], fallow [Dama dama], and roe deer [Capreolus capreolus]) were collected from six German national parks between 2000 and 2002. The serum was tested for the presence of influenza A antibodies using a commercial competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Only one of 137 samples tested positive.

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Sanatana-Eirini Soilemetzidou, Alex D. Greenwood, and Gábor Á. Czirják "VERY LOW INFLUENZA A VIRUS PREVALENCE IN CERVIDS IN GERMAN NATIONAL PARKS," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 49(1), 252-254, (1 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0095R.1
Accepted: 1 September 2017; Published: 1 March 2018
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