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- Tripp, Daniel W., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Journal of wildlife diseases 2008 v.44 no.3 pp. 724-730
- Cynomys ludovicianus; plague; Yersinia pestis; rodents; small mammals; disease reservoirs; antibodies; antibody detection; Colorado
- ... Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, causes die-offs of colonies of prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). It has been argued that other small rodents are reservoirs for plague, spreading disease during epizootics and maintaining the pathogen in the absence of prairie dogs; yet there is little empirical support for distinct enzootic and epizootic cycles. Between 2004 and 2006, we collect ...