Nine percent of 198 serum samples from striped skunks, Mephitis mephitis (Schreber) from five areas of Alberta were positive for rabies neutralizing antibody. Positive samples were minimal (2%) from specimens sampled in an area enzootic for rabies and occurred at greater rates in areas negative for skunk rabies. Transmission of rabies virus to skunks may have been from a source other than skunks in those areas, most probably from bats.
PRESENCE OF NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES TO RABIES VIRUS IN STRIPED SKUNKS FROM AREAS FREE OF SKUNK RABIES IN ALBERTA
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Richard C. Rosatte, John R. Gunson; PRESENCE OF NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES TO RABIES VIRUS IN STRIPED SKUNKS FROM AREAS FREE OF SKUNK RABIES IN ALBERTA. J Wildl Dis 1 July 1984; 20 (3): 171–176. doi: https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-20.3.171
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