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Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004

Research

Laboratory Analysis of Tularemia in Wild-Trapped, Commercially Traded Prairie Dogs, Texas, 2002

Jeannine M. Petersen*Comments to Author , Martin E. Schriefer*, Leon G. Carter*, Yan Zhou*, Tara K. Sealy*, Darcy Bawiec*, Brook Yockey*, Sandra Urich*, Nordin S. Zeidner*, Swati Avashia†, Jacob L. Kool*, Jan Buck‡, Connie Lindley‡, Leos Celeda§, John A. Monteneiri*, Kenneth L. Gage*, and May C. Chu*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Texas Dept of Health, Arlington, Texas, USA; §State Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic

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Table 3

Diagnostic test results for culture–positive group B prairie dogsa

Prairie dog DFA (spleen/liver) DFA (submandibular lymph node) Serologic testing (microagglutination assay)
B1
+
+
1:512
Pos
B2
+
+
1:32
Neg
B3
+
+
1:8
Neg
B4

+
1:1,024
Pos
B5

+
1:4,096
Pos
B6
+
+
1:512
Pos
B7

+
1:512
Pos
B8
+
No sample
1:8
Neg
B10
+
+
1:4
Neg
B11

+
1:256
Pos
B12


1:1,024
Pos
B13


0
Neg
B14

+
1:128
Pos
B15
+
+
1:64
Neg
B16
+
+
1:16
Neg
B17

+
0
Neg
B18
+
+
1:512
Pos
B19
+
+
1:4
Neg
B20

+
1:128
Pos
B21 + 1:16 Neg

aDFA, direct fluorescent assay; Neg, negative; Pos, positive.

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