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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Short Communication

Year: 2018

Authors: Posautz, A; Gyuranecz, M; Dénes, B; Knauer, F; Dier, H; Walzer, C

Title: Seroprevalence of Francisella tularensis in Austrian Hunting Dogs.

Source: Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2018; 18(2):117-119

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Knauer Felix
Posautz Annika
Walzer Christian

Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Medicine

Based on initial reports of infection with Francisella tularensis in dogs in northern Europe, a serological study in hunting dogs was conducted in Austria. Five (6.25%) tested positive. The results highlight the potential for disease transmission to dogs and raise the question of whether dogs could be a source of infection for humans.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Antibodies, Bacterialblood
Dog Diseasesepidemiologymicrobiology
Francisella tularensisimmunology
Seroepidemiologic Studies

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