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Sylvatic plague vaccine: combating plague in prarie dogs and black-footed ferrets

The Wildlife Professional

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Abstract

After achieving promising results in laboratory trials, researchers at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) and University of Wisconsin at Madison will soon begin field testing a new oral vaccine for sylvatic plague, a devastating disease affecting prairie dogs and other mammals, particularly the endangered black-footed ferret. Our team has developed and is currently registering a sylvatic plague vaccine (SPV) that uses raccoon poxvirus (RCN) to express two key antigens of the Yersinia pestis bacterium, the causative agent of plague.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sylvatic plague vaccine: combating plague in prarie dogs and black-footed ferrets
Series title:
The Wildlife Professional
Volume
6
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Wildlife Society
Publisher location:
Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
The Wildlife Professional
First page:
50
Last page:
53
Country:
United States