Title

Ehrlichia chaffeensis antibodies in white-tailed deer, Iowa, 1994 and 1996

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-2000

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Abstract

Surveillance of 2,277 white-tailed deer for antibodies against Ehrlichia chaffeensis in Iowa showed seropositivity rates of 12.5% in 1994 and 13.9% in 1996. From 1994 to 1996, the estimated number of seropositive deer increased to 54,701 (28%). The increasing deer population and expanding tick distribution may increase risk for human monocytic ehrlichiosis.

Keywords

Sustainability

Published Article/Book Citation

Emerging Infectious Diseases, 6:4 (2000) pp.397-400.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/oeh_pubs/91