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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009

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Rabies in Foxes, Aegean Region, Turkey

Ad VosComments to Author , Conrad Freuling, Seza Eskiizmirliler, Hikmet Ün, Orhan Aylan, Nicholas Johnson, Semra Gürbüz, Winfried Müller, Necdet Akkoca, Thomas Müller, Anthony R. Fooks, and Haluk Askaroglu
Author affiliations: IDT Biologika GmbH, Dessau-Rosslau, Germany (A. Vos); Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Wusterhausen, Germany (C. Freuling, T. Müller); Bornova Veterinary Control and Research Institute, Izmir, Turkey (S. Eskiizmirliler, N. Akkoca); Etlik Central Veterinary Control and Research Institute, Ankara, Turkey (H. Ün, O. Aylan); Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge, UK (N. Johnson, A.R. Fooks); Technical Assistance for Control of Rabies Disease, Ankara (S. Gürbüz, W. Müller); Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ankara (H. Askaroglu)

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Table 1

Rabies testing results for specimens submitted to Bornova Veterinary Control and Research Institute, Izmir, Turkey, 1998–2007

Species No. positive/total no. tested 
(% positive)
Horses 5/17 (29)
Donkeys 4/14 (29)
Goats 29/46 (63)
Sheep 27/49 (55)
Cattle 605/758 (80)
Cats 46/782 (6)
Dogs 327/1,581 (21)
Hamsters 0/49 (0)
Rabbits 1/18 (6)
Mice and rats 0/67 (0)
Squirrels 0/11 (0)
Foxes 165/174 (95)
Jackals 2/2 (100)
Wolves 0/2 (0)
Badgers 1/2 (50)
Mustelids 13/18 (72)
Wild cats 0/1 (0)
Bats 0/5 (0)
Humans 6/8 (75)
Other 0/15 (0)

Total

1,231/3,619 (34)

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