Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006
Surveillance for Prion Disease in Cervids, Germany
|No. tested (MPL)||HB||EPS||No. tested (MPL)||HB||EPS||No. tested||HB||EPS|
|Roe deer||1,959 (0.15%)||822,000||1,370,000||1,684 (0.18%)||1,273,000||2,122,000||3,643||2,095,000||3,492,000|
|Red deer||1,110 (0.27%)||84,000||140,000||297 (1.00%)||25,000||42,000||1,407||109,000||181,000|
|Fallow deer||1,097 (0.27%)||76,000||127,000||293 (1.02%)||18,000||30,000||1,390||94,000||157,000|
*TSE, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy; MPL, minimum prevalence level (upper limit of the percentage of positives in the population, given no positives found in the sample); HB, hunting bag (cervids >18 months estimated for the 3 study years); EPS, estimated population size (cervids >18 months in the 3 study years).
†Animals were considered at increased risk if >1 risk factor applied.
‡Animals were considered at normal risk if no risk factors applied.
§Data analysis was possible for 6,440 animals; information on risk factors was lacking in 616 cases.