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Natural Occurrence of Leptospira icterohæmorrhagiæ in the Eastern Grey Fox and the Eastern Raccoon

Naturevolume 192pages13121313 (1961) | Download Citation



PREVIOUS investigations of wild life in the United States have established the grey fox and the raccoon as natural hosts of leptospires. Leptospira ballum1, L. australis A2, and L grippotyphosa2 have been isolated from the grey fox. Leptospira ballum1, L. pomona1, L. australis A3, L. grippotyphosa2, L. autumnalis4, and L. mini-Georgia5 have been isolated from the raccoon.

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  1. School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    • L. G. CLARK
    • , J. I. KRESSE
    • , R. R. MARSHAK
    •  & C. J. HOLLISTER


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