Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004
Laboratory Analysis of Tularemia in Wild-Trapped, Commercially Traded Prairie Dogs, Texas, 2002
|Prairie dogsa||No. (%) of samples positive for:
|Culture (spleen/liver)||Direct fluorescence (spleen/liver)||Direct fluorescence (lymph node)||Serologic testing|
|Groups B, C; live, infected animals
(n = 20)
|Group A, dead animals (n = 47)||40 (85.1)||47 (100)||Not tested||Not tested|
aAll 67 prairie dogs tested positive for F. tularensis by at least one diagnostic test (culture, DFA, or serologic testing).
b19 F. tularensis–positive animals were tested.
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