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Dynamics of plague in a Gunnison's prairie dog colony complex from New Mexico

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Cully Jr, Jack F, Barnes, Allan M, Quan, Thomas J, and Maupin, Gary, Dynamics of plague in a Gunnison's prairie dog colony complex from New Mexico: .

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A plague (Yersinia pestis) epizootic spread through Gunnison's prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni), and possibly other rodent species, in the Moreno Valley in north-central New Mexico between winter 1984-1985 and autumn 1987. We observed the progress of the epizootic and subsequent population recovery at four prairie dog towns within the valley during this period. At two towns (Midlake and Val Verde) the prairie dogs were marked prior to the epizootic. At two additional towns (Vega and South Entrance) prairie dogs were marked following the epizootic. In 1988, a second epizootic occurred at Vega. One hundred thirty-nine serum samples were collected from prairie dogs and other rodents and 1,750 fleas were collected from animals and burrows. [...]

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