Tularaemia in a brown hare (lepus europaeus) in 2013: first case in the netherlands in 60 years

J.M. Rijks, M. Kik, M.G.J. Koene, M.Y. Engelsma, P.W. van Tulden, M.G. Montizaan, T. Oomen, M.A.H. Spierenburg, J. Ijzer, J.W.B. van der Giessen, A. Gröne, H.I.J. Roest

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Abstract

Tularaemia has not been reported in Dutch wildlife since 1953. To enhance detection, as of July 2011, brown hares (Lepus europaeus) submitted for post-mortem examination in the context of non-targeted wildlife disease surveillance, were routinely tested for tularaemia by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica infection was confirmed in a hare submitted in May 2013. The case occurred in Limburg, near the site of the 1953 case. Further surveillance should clarify the significance of this finding.
LanguageEnglish
Article number20655
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume18
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Tularemia
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Francisella tularensis
Autopsy
Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Rijks, J.M. ; Kik, M. ; Koene, M.G.J. ; Engelsma, M.Y. ; van Tulden, P.W. ; Montizaan, M.G. ; Oomen, T. ; Spierenburg, M.A.H. ; Ijzer, J. ; van der Giessen, J.W.B. ; Gröne, A. ; Roest, H.I.J. / Tularaemia in a brown hare (lepus europaeus) in 2013: first case in the netherlands in 60 years. In: Eurosurveillance. 2013 ; Vol. 18, No. 49.
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