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1 October 2004 Serologic Evidence of Nonfatal Rabies Exposure in a Free-ranging Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) in Cotapata National Park, Bolivia
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A clinically healthy free-ranging oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) was live-trapped in Boliva in 2000. Based on serology, we concluded that this animal was exposed to feline panleukopenia virus, Toxoplasma gondii, and rabies virus. The rabies virus-neutralizing antibody titer (>70 IU/ml) in this oncilla was unusual for an asymptomatic animal exposed to street virus and at a level expected in animals exposed to a large amount of virus, clinically affected, or vaccinated. Based on a subsequent 18 mo of radiotracking, we concluded that the oncilla had a nonfatal exposure to rabies virus.

Deem, Davis, and Pacheco: Serologic Evidence of Nonfatal Rabies Exposure in a Free-ranging Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) in Cotapata National Park, Bolivia
Sharon L. Deem, Rolan Davis, and Luis F. Pacheco "Serologic Evidence of Nonfatal Rabies Exposure in a Free-ranging Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) in Cotapata National Park, Bolivia," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40(4), (1 October 2004). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-40.4.811
Received: 24 October 2002; Published: 1 October 2004
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