[Brucellosis, tularemia and borreliosis isolated from wild animals captured in Ankara, Konya, Urfa and Nevsehir provinces in Turkey]

Mikrobiyol Bul. 1976 Oct;10(4):413-21.
[Article in Turkish]

Abstract

621 citellus, 41 Mus musculus, 35 microtus, 442 meriones, 70 Rattus rattus, 56 turtle, 89 hare, 1 hamster, 1 hedgehog and 1 sea snake, altogether 1379 wild animals were captured in Ankara, Konya, Urfa and Nevşehir. Neither Brucella or Francisella tularansis could be isolated nor borrelia could be seen. 1/40-1/80 agglutination titers obtained in 3 out of 134 sera taken from citellus, in 3 out of 264 sera taken from guinea pigs which were inoculated with spleen, liver and kidney suspensions of wild animals. 1/40-1/80 agglutination titers obtained against brucella antigen in 3 out of 125 sera taken from citellus. No significant agglutination titers could be obtained in 35 sera taken from guinea pigs which were inoculated with the organ suspensions of wild animals. In blood samples of 2 citellus few trypanosoma were detected.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Borrelia / isolation & purification
  • Borrelia Infections / veterinary*
  • Brucella / isolation & purification
  • Brucellosis / veterinary*
  • Francisella tularensis / isolation & purification
  • Rats
  • Tularemia / veterinary*
  • Turkey