Wild felids as hosts for human plague, Western United States

Sarah N. Bevins, Jeff A. Tracey, Sam P. Franklin, Virginia L. Schmit, Martha L. MacMillan, Kenneth L. Gage, Martin E. Schriefer, Kenneth A. Logan, Linda L. Sweanor, Mat W. Alldredge, Caroline Krumm, Walter M Boyce, Winston Vickers, Seth P D Riley, Lisa M. Lyren, Erin E. Boydston, Robert N. Fisher, Melody E. Roelke, Mo Salman, Kevin R. CrooksSue VandeWoude

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Abstract

Plague seroprevalence was estimated in populations pumas and bobcats in the western United States. High levels of exposure in plague-endemic regions indicate the need to consider the ecology and pathobiology of plague nondomestic felid hosts to better understand the role of these species in disease persistence and transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2021-2024
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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    Bevins, S. N., Tracey, J. A., Franklin, S. P., Schmit, V. L., MacMillan, M. L., Gage, K. L., Schriefer, M. E., Logan, K. A., Sweanor, L. L., Alldredge, M. W., Krumm, C., Boyce, W. M., Vickers, W., Riley, S. P. D., Lyren, L. M., Boydston, E. E., Fisher, R. N., Roelke, M. E., Salman, M., ... VandeWoude, S. (2009). Wild felids as hosts for human plague, Western United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(12), 2021-2024. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1512.090526