Novel insights into serodiagnosis and epidemiology of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a newly recognized pathogen in muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus)

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Abstract

Muskoxen are a key species of Arctic ecosystems and are important for food security and socio-economic well-being of many Indigenous communities in the Arctic and Subarctic. Between 2009 and 2014, the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae was isolated for the first time in this species in association with multiple mortality events in Canada and Alaska, raising questions regarding the spatiotemporal occurrence of the pathogen and its potential impact on muskox populations.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Novel insights into serodiagnosis and epidemiology of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a newly recognized pathogen in muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus)
Series title PLoS ONE
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0231724
Volume 15
Issue 4
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher PLoS ONE
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description e0231724, 14 p.
Country United States, Canada
State Alaska, Yukon, Northwester Territories, Nunavut
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