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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 2

Skunk and raccoon seroreactivity by year of sampling*

Year No. skunks examined (% positive) GMT No. raccoons examined (% positive) GMT
2001 10 (60) 1,290
2002 32 (47) 446 10 (60) 456
2003 12 (50) 323 6 (33) 1,448
2004 7 (43) 1,024 5 (60) 813

*GMT, geometric mean titer.

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