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Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006

Dispatch

Raccoons and Skunks as Sentinels for Enzootic Tularemia

Zenda L. Berrada*†, Heidi K. Goethert*†, and Sam R. Telford*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA; †Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Table 1

Seroreactivity among diverse mammals sampled from Martha's Vineyard, 2001–2004

Animal No. examined (% positive) 95% CI*
Deer 44 (2.3) 0.06–12.0
Dog 58 (6.9) 1.9–16.7
Mice 319 (0)
Rabbit 21 (0)
Raccoon 21 (52.4) 29.8–74.3
Rat 7 (4.3) 0.4–57.9
Skunk 61 (49.2) 36.1–62.3
Squirrel 4 (0)

*CI, confidence interval, by exact binomial method.

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