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1 October 1989 SEROLOGIC SURVEY FOR INFECTIOUS CANINE HEPATITIS VIRUS IN GRIZZLY BEARS (URSUS ARCTOS) FROM ALASKA, 1973 TO 1987
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Serum antibody prevalence of infectious canine hepatitis virus was 12% (90 of 725) for grizzly bears (Vrsus arctos) from Alaska (USA) during the period 1973 to 1987. Prevalence was highest on Kodiak Island at 29% (37 of 127). Prevalence of exposure at individual collection areas did not change significantly over time. There were no significant sex-specific differences in prevalence. Prevalence was directly related to age, but it was 0% for bears <2-yr-old. Young bears which are exposed to the virus may develop clinical disease and die as a result of the infection. This disease may be a factor affecting grizzly bear population dynamics.

Zarnke and Evans: SEROLOGIC SURVEY FOR INFECTIOUS CANINE HEPATITIS VIRUS IN GRIZZLY BEARS (URSUS ARCTOS) FROM ALASKA, 1973 TO 1987
Randall L. Zarnke and Mary Beth Evans "SEROLOGIC SURVEY FOR INFECTIOUS CANINE HEPATITIS VIRUS IN GRIZZLY BEARS (URSUS ARCTOS) FROM ALASKA, 1973 TO 1987," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(4), 568-573, (1 October 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.4.568
Received: 28 February 1989; Published: 1 October 1989
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