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Surveillance for Prion Disease in Cervids, Germany

Authors
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Volume
12
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3201/eid1202.050970
Keywords
  • Dispatch
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

An active survey on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies was performed from 2002 to 2005 on 4,255 roe deer, 1,445 red deer, and 1,604 fallow deer in Germany. All cervids tested negative. This survey has been the largest in European wildlife and provides no evidence of prion diseases in free-living German cervids.

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