Density-Dependent Prevalence of Francisella tularensis in Fluctuating Vole Populations, Northwestern Spain

Ruth Rodríguez-Pastor, Raquel Escudero, Dolors Vidal, François Mougeot, Beatriz Arroyo, Xavier Lambin, Ave Maria Vila-Coro, Isabel Rodríguez-Moreno, Pedro Anda, Juan J Luque-Larena

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Abstract

Tularemia in humans in northwestern Spain is associated with increases in vole populations. Prevalence of infection with Francisella tularensis in common voles increased to 33% during a vole population fluctuation. This finding confirms that voles are spillover agents for zoonotic outbreaks. Ecologic interactions associated with tularemia prevention should be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1377-1379
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

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Francisella tularensis
Arvicolinae
Tularemia
Spain
Population
Zoonoses
Disease Outbreaks

Keywords

  • Francisella tularensis
  • Microtus
  • prevalence
  • density dependence
  • tularaemia outbreaks
  • Spain

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Rodríguez-Pastor, R., Escudero, R., Vidal, D., Mougeot, F., Arroyo, B., Lambin, X., ... Luque-Larena, J. J. (2017). Density-Dependent Prevalence of Francisella tularensis in Fluctuating Vole Populations, Northwestern Spain. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(8), 1377-1379. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2308.161194

Density-Dependent Prevalence of Francisella tularensis in Fluctuating Vole Populations, Northwestern Spain. / Rodríguez-Pastor, Ruth; Escudero, Raquel; Vidal, Dolors; Mougeot, François; Arroyo, Beatriz; Lambin, Xavier; Vila-Coro, Ave Maria; Rodríguez-Moreno, Isabel; Anda, Pedro; Luque-Larena, Juan J.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 23, No. 8, 08.2017, p. 1377-1379.

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Rodríguez-Pastor, R, Escudero, R, Vidal, D, Mougeot, F, Arroyo, B, Lambin, X, Vila-Coro, AM, Rodríguez-Moreno, I, Anda, P & Luque-Larena, JJ 2017, 'Density-Dependent Prevalence of Francisella tularensis in Fluctuating Vole Populations, Northwestern Spain', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 1377-1379. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2308.161194
Rodríguez-Pastor, Ruth ; Escudero, Raquel ; Vidal, Dolors ; Mougeot, François ; Arroyo, Beatriz ; Lambin, Xavier ; Vila-Coro, Ave Maria ; Rodríguez-Moreno, Isabel ; Anda, Pedro ; Luque-Larena, Juan J. / Density-Dependent Prevalence of Francisella tularensis in Fluctuating Vole Populations, Northwestern Spain. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 8. pp. 1377-1379.
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