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Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii and Brucella spp. in tissues from subsistence harvested northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) of St. Paul Island, Alaska.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature276865
Source
Acta Vet Scand. 2014;56:67
Publication Type
Article
Date
2014
Author
Colleen Duncan
Bobette Dickerson
Kristy Pabilonia
Amy Miller
Tom Gelatt
Source
Acta Vet Scand. 2014;56:67
Date
2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alaska - epidemiology
Animals
Brucella - isolation & purification
Brucellosis - epidemiology - microbiology - veterinary
Coxiella burnetii - isolation & purification
DNA, Bacterial - analysis
Fur Seals
Prevalence
Q Fever - epidemiology - microbiology - veterinary
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction - veterinary
Abstract
The northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) is an important cultural and nutritional resource for the Aleut community on St. Paul Island Alaska. In recent years, an increasing number of zoonotic pathogens have been identified in the population, but the public health significance of these findings is unknown. To determine the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii and Brucella spp. in northern fur seal tissues, eight tissue types from 50 subsistence-harvested fur seals were tested for bacterial DNA by real-time polymerase chain reaction.
Of the 400 samples tested, only a single splenic sample was positive for Brucella spp. and the cycle threshold (ct) value was extremely high suggesting a low concentration of DNA within the tissue. C. burnetii DNA was not detected.
Findings suggest that the risk of humans contracting brucellosis or Q fever from the consumption of harvested northern fur seals is low.
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