Possible Vector Dissemination by Swift Foxes following a Plague Epizootic in Black-tailed Prairie Dogs in Northwestern Texas

@inproceedings{McGee2006PossibleVD,
  title={Possible Vector Dissemination by Swift Foxes following a Plague Epizootic in Black-tailed Prairie Dogs in Northwestern Texas},
  author={Brady K. McGee and Matthew J. Butler and D. Pence and J. L. Alexander and Janet B Nissen and W. Ballard and K. Nicholson},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2006}
}
  • Brady K. McGee, Matthew J. Butler, +4 authors K. Nicholson
  • Published in Journal of wildlife diseases 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • To determine whether swift foxes (Vulpes velox) could facilitate transmission of Yersinia pestis to uninfected black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) colonies by acquiring infected fleas, ectoparasite and sero-logic samples were collected from swift foxes living adjacent to prairie dog towns during a 2004 plague epizootic in northwestern Texas, USA. A previous study (1999–2001) indicated that these swift foxes were infested almost exclusively with the flea Pulex irritans. Black-tailed… CONTINUE READING
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