Aggression and Rabid Coyotes, Massachusetts, USA

  title={Aggression and Rabid Coyotes, Massachusetts, USA},
  author={Xingtai Wang and Catherine M. Brown and Sandra C Smole and Barbara G. Werner and Linda L Han and Michael Farris and Alfred DeMaria},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: In 1959, coyotes (Canis latrans) were found in only 3 Massachusetts towns, but by 2007, their population was estimated at 10,000 and they were present throughout the state, except on the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket (1). The coyote is highly adaptable and readily tolerates living near humans (2). Because the raccoon rabies virus (RRV) variant is endemic to Massachusetts and spillover into the coyote population occurs (3), coyotes are a potential source of rabies… CONTINUE READING

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