Francisella tularensis infection in a stone marten (Martes foina) without classic pathological lesions consistent with tularemia.

Origgi, Francesco; Wu, Natacha; Pilo, Paola (2013). Francisella tularensis infection in a stone marten (Martes foina) without classic pathological lesions consistent with tularemia. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation, 25(4), pp. 519-521. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians AAVLD 10.1177/1040638713489124

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The current report describes the isolation and typing of a strain of Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of tularemia, from the spleen of a stone marten (Martes foina) showing no classic lesions consistent with the disease. The identification of this bacterium, belonging to the World Health Organization risk 3 category and considered to have a low infectious dose, could be performed only because of an ongoing project screening F. tularensis in the environment sensu lato. The findings described herein should alert diagnostic laboratories of the possible presence of F. tularensis in clinical samples in countries where tularemia is endemic even in cases with no consistent anamnesis and from unsuspected animal species.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Center for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI)

UniBE Contributor:

Origgi, Francesco; Wu, Natacha and Pilo, Paola

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1040-6387

Publisher:

American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians AAVLD

Language:

English

Submitter:

Susanne Portner

Date Deposited:

25 Jul 2014 11:19

Last Modified:

11 Feb 2015 13:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1040638713489124

PubMed ID:

23674461

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Diagnostics, Francisella tularensis, inconsistent pathological lesions, martens

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.43815

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43815

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