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1 July 2006 GEOGRAPHIC PATTERN OF SERUM ANTIBODY PREVALENCE FOR BRUCELLA SPP. IN CARIBOU, GRIZZLY BEARS, AND WOLVES FROM ALASKA, 1975–1998
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Blood samples were collected from 2,635 caribou (Rangifer tarandus), 1,238 grizzly bears (Ursus arctos), and 930 wolves (Canis lupus) from throughout mainland Alaska during 1975–98. Sera were tested for evidence of exposure to Brucella spp. Serum antibody prevalences were highest in the northwestern region of the state. In any specific area, antibody prevalences for caribou and wolves were of a similar magnitude, whereas antibody prevalence for bears in these same areas were two to three times higher.

Zarnke, Ver Hoef, and DeLong: GEOGRAPHIC PATTERN OF SERUM ANTIBODY PREVALENCE FOR BRUCELLA SPP. IN CARIBOU, GRIZZLY BEARS, AND WOLVES FROM ALASKA, 1975–1998
Randall L. Zarnke, Jay M. Ver Hoef, and Robert A. DeLong "GEOGRAPHIC PATTERN OF SERUM ANTIBODY PREVALENCE FOR BRUCELLA SPP. IN CARIBOU, GRIZZLY BEARS, AND WOLVES FROM ALASKA, 1975–1998," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42(3), 570-577, (1 July 2006). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-42.3.570
Received: 14 January 2002; Published: 1 July 2006
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