Factors Influencing Emergence of Tularemia, Hungary, 1984–2010
Miklós Gyuranecz , Jenő Reiczigel, Katalin Krisztalovics, László Monse, Gabriella Kükedi Szabóné, Andrásné Szilágyi, Bálint Szépe, László Makrai, Tibor Magyar, Mangesh Bhide, and Károly Erdélyi
Author affiliations: Center for Agricultural Research– Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary (M. Gyuranecz, T. Magyar); University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Košice, Slovakia (M. Gyuranecz, M. Bhide); Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice (M. Gyuranecz, M. Bhide); Szent István University, Budapest (J. Reiczigel, L. Makrai); National Center for Epidemiology, Budapest (K. Krisztalovics, A. Szilágyi); Euroharex Ltd., Szolnok, Hungary (L. Monse); Central Agriculture Office, Budapest (G. Kükedi Szabóné, K. Erdélyi); and Medo Ltd., Tiszanána, Hungary (B. Szépe); and Institute of Neuroimmunology, Bratislava, Slovakia (M. Bhide)
Figure. . Correlation between the seroprevalence of Francisella tularensis in the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) population, the population density of European brown hares and common voles (Microtus arvalis), and the number of tularemia cases in humans eastern Hungary, 1984–2010. Values were determined on the basis of biological years (March–February). Median values from the records of 3 counties were used for analysis.
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