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Probable causes of increasing brucellosis in free-ranging elk of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Probable causes of increasing brucellosis in free-ranging elk of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; 2010; Article; Journal; Ecological Applications; Cross, P. C.; Cole, E. K.; Dobson, A. P.; Edwards, W. H.; Hamlin, K. L.; Luikart, G.; Middleton, A. D.; Scurlock, B. M.; White, P. J.

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While many wildlife species are threatened, some populations have recovered from previous overexploitation, and data linking these population increases with disease dynamics are limited. We present data suggesting that free-ranging elk (Cervus elaphus) are a maintenance host for Brucella abortus in new areas of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Brucellosis seroprevalence in free-ranging elk increased from 0-7% in 1991-1992 to 8-20% in 2006-2007 in four of six herd units around the GYE. These levels of brucellosis are comparable to some herd units where elk are artificially aggregated on supplemental feeding grounds. There are several possible mechanisms for this increase that we evaluated using statistical and population modeling [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1890/08-2062.1
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