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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 2

Rabies testing results for 3 most commonly affected species, Aegean region, Turkey, 1998–2007*

Year Species
Total†
Dogs
Cattle
Foxes
Pos Neg Pos Neg Pos Neg Pos Neg
1998 67 102 3 4 0 1 76 177
1999 78 104 13 5 3 1 106 193
2000 39 158 7 5 10 1 72 281
2001 30 129 66 16 22 0 139 252
2002 30 125 236 24 44 0 339 247
2003 11 142 100 13 24 0 154 251
2004 12 124 49 24 9 1 74 248
2005 17 126 55 18 14 1 95 234
2006 17 114 39 10 20 1 89 229
2007 26 130 37 34 19 3 87 277

*Pos, positive; Neg, negative.
†Includes all species tested.

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