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1 October 2012 Treponemal Infection in Free-ranging European Brown Hares (Lepus europaeus) in Central Italy: Serology and Epidemiology
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In the winters of 2008 and 2009, treponemal infections in 154 free-ranging wild European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) from Central Italy were diagnosed by serologic tests for human syphilis. Antibodies were found in 51/154 samples (33%). Antibody prevalence was positively correlated with age and with population density. There were no significant differences in prevalence between sexes.

Ranieri Verin, Mariana Pestelli, and Alessandro Poli "Treponemal Infection in Free-ranging European Brown Hares (Lepus europaeus) in Central Italy: Serology and Epidemiology," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(4), 1079-1082, (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.7589/2011-03-069
Received: 9 March 2011; Accepted: 1 May 2012; Published: 1 October 2012
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