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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

Research

Skunk and Raccoon Rabies in the Eastern United States: Temporal and Spatial Analysis

Marta A. Guerra*Comments to Author , Aaron T. Curns*, Charles E. Rupprecht*, Cathleen A. Hanlon*, John W. Krebs*, and James E. Childs*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Characteristics of raccoon and skunk epizootics in 32 counties with at least 12 rabid skunks during the first 12 months after the appearance of the first rabid skunk

Characteristic Epizootic 1 Epizootic 2 Epizootic 3 Epizootic 4 Epizootic 5
Raccoon Skunk Raccoon Skunk Raccoon Skunk Raccoon Skunk Raccoon Skunk
No. of counties with epizootics 32 31 22 19 10 12 2 6 0 2
Duration of epizootics-median no. of mon (min,max) 18.5 (6,26) 8 (5,24)a 8.5 (5,23) 8 (5,10) 8 (6,12) 6 (5,10)b 11.5 (11,12) 8 (5,13) 7.5 (5,10)
Size of epizootics-median no. of animals (min,max) 126 (9,494) 16 (4,85)a 19 (5,138) 18 (5,39) 19 (9,43) 13 (4,32)b 53 (28,78) 18 (6,37) 13 (12,14)

ap <0.0001.
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