Seroprevalence of Francisella tularensis in Austrian Hunting Dogs

Annika Posautz, Miklós Gyuranecz, B. Dénes, Felix Knauer, Helmut Dier, Christian Walzer

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Abstract

Based on initial reports of infection with Francisella tularensis in dogs in northern Europe, a serological study in hunting dogs was conducted in Austria. Five (6.25%) tested positive. The results highlight the potential for disease transmission to dogs and raise the question of whether dogs could be a source of infection for humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalVector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018

Keywords

  • Austria
  • dog
  • Francisella tularensis
  • serology
  • seroprevalence
  • tularemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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