First Reported Prairie Dog–to-Human Tularemia Transmission, Texas, 2002
Swati B. Avashia*† , Jeannine M. Petersen‡, Connie M. Lindley§, Martin E. Schriefer‡, Kenneth L. Gage‡, Marty Cetron*, Thomas A. DeMarcus*, David K. Kim*, Jan Buck§, John A. Montenieri‡, Jennifer L. Lowell‡, Michael F. Antolin¶, Michael Y. Kosoy‡, Leon G. Carter‡, May C. Chu‡, Katherine A. Hendricks†, David T. Dennis‡, and Jacob L. Kool‡
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; §Texas Department of Health, Arlington, Texas, USA; ¶Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Figure 2. Weekly prairie-dog deaths at facility A, Texas, April–August, 2002. a Arrows represent prairie dog shipments arriving at facility A from Texas (TX) and South Dakota (SD).b No data are available for the week of July 15, when the outbreak was first noticed by facility A staff.
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