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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

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Surveillance for Prion Disease in Cervids, Germany

Elvira Schettler*Comments to Author , Falko Steinbach*†, Iris Eschenbacher-Kaps‡, Kirsten Gerst§, Franz Meussdoerffer¶, Kirsten Risch§, Wolf Jürgen Streich*, and Kai Frölich*
Author affiliations: *Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany; †Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge, United Kingdom; ‡Cenas AG, Kulmbach, Germany; §Landesveterinär- und Lebensmitteluntersuchungsamt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rostock, Germany; ¶University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany

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Distribution of free-ranging roe deer, red deer, and fallow deer tested for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that shows the risk for each district where samples were obtained. [[INLINEGRAPHIC('05-0970-S1')]], samples originating from a district without any risk attributes; [[INLINEGRAPHIC('05-0970-S2')]], samples originating from a district where BSE incidence in cattle was higher than average BSE incidence in Germany; [[INLINEGRAPHIC('05-0970-S3')]], samples originating from a district

Figure. Distribution of free-ranging roe deer, red deer, and fallow deer tested for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that shows the risk for each district where samples were obtained.

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, samples originating from a district without any risk attributes;
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, samples originating from a district where BSE incidence in cattle was higher than average BSE incidence in Germany;
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, samples originating from a district with occurrence of scrapie in domestic sheep;
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, samples from red deer originating from a district with high red deer density;
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, fallow deer samples originating from a district with high fallow deer density; n, number of samples from each federal state. Samples came from 14 (88%) of the 16 federal states (2 missing states are 2 major cities with almost no deer population) and from 280 (87%) of the 323 German administrative districts.

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