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Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007

Letter

Anthrax in Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), Italy

Antonio Fasanella*Comments to Author , Lucia Palazzo*, Antonio Petrella*, Vincenzo Quaranta*, Bruno Romanelli*, and Giuliano Garofolo*
Author affiliations: *Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale of Puglia and Basilicata, Foggia, Italy;

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Mortality rates during anthrax outbreaks, Italy, 2004

Animal Population of area No. (%) dead animals
Cattle ≈7,000 81 (≈1.15)
Sheep ≈20,000 15 (≈0.075)
Goats ≈13,000 9 (≈0.069)
Horses ≈600 11 (≈1.83)
Red deer 45 8 (≈17.77)

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