Vector control improves survival of three species of prairie dogs (Cynomys) in areas considered enzootic for plague.

@article{Biggins2010VectorCI,
  title={Vector control improves survival of three species of prairie dogs (Cynomys) in areas considered enzootic for plague.},
  author={Dean E. Biggins and Jerry L. Godbey and Kenneth L. Gage and Leon G. Carter and John A. Montenieri},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          17-26
        }
}
Plague causes periodic epizootics that decimate populations of prairie dogs (PDs) (Cynomys), but the means by which the causative bacterium (Yersinia pestis) persists between epizootics are poorly understood. Plague epizootics in PDs might arise as the result of introductions of Y. pestis from sources outside PD colonies. However, it remains possible that plague persists in PDs during interepizootic periods and is transmitted at low rates among highly susceptible individuals within and between… 

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