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Human enteric pathogens in dogs in central Alaska.

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Source
Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory. Aerospace Medical Division, Alaska Force Systems Command. Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Technical documentary report TDR-64-10. 9 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
September 1964
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Author
Buler, C.E.
Herd, B.R.
Source
Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory. Aerospace Medical Division, Alaska Force Systems Command. Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Technical documentary report TDR-64-10. 9 p.
Date
September 1964
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
565209
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska
Animals
Dogs
Epidemiology
Human pathogens
Abstract
A 12-month's study in Central Alaska shows that family pets are harboring a significant quantity of human intestinal pathogens. While previous investigators in Alaska have found up to 7% of the dogs harboring either Salmonella or Shigella, this study found approximately 18% harboring these plus an additional 9% harboring related, potentially pathogenic organisms. In addition, the study shows that dogs in the area (1) can harbor multiple species of Salmonella at one time, (2) appear to act as transient carriers, and (3) do not necessarily show signs of intestinal infection when the organisms are present. The organisms were found in the animals throughout the year. As a result of the long severe winter, the family pet usually lives in close proximity to human friends; thus it becomes a potential vector of some significance.
Notes
UAA - ALASKA RC955.U9 no.64-10
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