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1 January 2003 EUROPEAN BROWN HARE SYNDROME VIRUS IN FREE-RANGING EUROPEAN BROWN HARES FROM ARGENTINA
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From 1998 to 2000, serum samples of 80 shot European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) from Argentina were examined for antibodies against European brown hare syndrome virus (EBHSV) and 80 spleen samples were tested for EBHSV-antigen by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Nine hares were positive for EBHSV-antigen. Antibodies against EBHSV were detected in only one individual. Based on negative staining electron microscopy of spleen homogenates, we observed calicivirus in one of five EBHSV-antigen positive hares. However, EBHS has not been reported to cause abnormal mortality in these hares. This is the first report of antibodies to EBHSV, EBHSV-antigen, and electron microscopy findings in free-ranging European brown hares from South America.

Frandölich, Kujawski, Rudolph, Ronsholt, and Speck: EUROPEAN BROWN HARE SYNDROME VIRUS IN FREE-RANGING EUROPEAN BROWN HARES FROM ARGENTINA
Kai Frandölich, Olgierd E. J. Graf Kujawski, Michael Rudolph, Leif Ronsholt, and Stephanie Speck "EUROPEAN BROWN HARE SYNDROME VIRUS IN FREE-RANGING EUROPEAN BROWN HARES FROM ARGENTINA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(1), 121-124, (1 January 2003). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-39.1.121
Received: 15 February 2002; Published: 1 January 2003
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