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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012


Westward Spread of Echinococcus multilocularis in Foxes, France, 2005–2010

Benoît Combes1, Sébastien Comte, Vincent Raton, Francis Raoul, Franck Boué, Gérald Umhang, Stéphanie Favier, Charlotte Dunoyer, Natacha Woronoff, and Patrick Giraudoux1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Entente for the Control of Zoonoses, Nancy, France (B. Combes, S. Comte, V. Raton, S. Favier); University of Franche-Comté/National Center for Scientific Research, Besançon, France (F. Raoul, P. Giraudoux); Institut Universitaire de France, Paris (P. Giraudoux); French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Nancy (F. Boué, G. Umhang); National Game Federation, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (C. Dunoyer); Departmental Veterinary Laboratories Manager Association, Besançon (N. Woronoff)

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Table 2

Changes in fox prevalence over time, France

Department Total no. foxes collected
Prevalence, %
p value*
1984–1987 2006–2010 1984–1987 2006–2010
54/57 153 187 28 43 0.05
39 146 102 18 52 0.0002
25 37 116 46 52 0.85
67 192 21 4 19 0.04

*p value of the χ2 comparing the 2 periods.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.