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1 April 1997 Occurrence of Puma Lentivirus Infection in Cougars from Washington
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Puma lentivirus (PLV) antibodies were detected in 13 (25%) of 52 serum samples obtained from cougars (Felis concolor) collected by hunters. The serum samples were collected from November 1993 through January 1994 from four specific regions throughout the state of Washington (USA), and included the Olympic Mountains, the Cascade Mountains, the Blue Mountains, and the Selkirk Mountains. More (38%) seropositive cougar samples originated from the Cascade Mountains than from any other site. The overall seroprevalence for PLV infection in Washington cougars was higher than previously reported for cougars sampled in Oregon and Idaho (USA), but lower than in cougars sampled in Arizona, Colorado, and California (USA).

Evermann, Foreyt, Hall, and McKeirnan: Occurrence of Puma Lentivirus Infection in Cougars from Washington
James F. Evermann, William J. Foreyt, Briggs Hall and Alison J. McKeirnan "Occurrence of Puma Lentivirus Infection in Cougars from Washington," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(2), (1 April 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.2.316
Received: 6 October 1995; Accepted: ; Published: 1 April 1997
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