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First report of myxomatosis in Mexico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10941750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An outbreak of myxomatosis occurred between September and October 1993 on a rabbit farm in Punta Colnett (Ensenada, Baja California in northwestern Mexico, Transpeninsular Highway, km 128) and was confirmed by the Mexico-USA Commission for Prevention of Foreign Diseases of Animals (CPA). This represents the first officially confirmed case of the disease in Mexico. Like the cases in California (USA), the brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani) seems to be the carrier of the virus, since serum samples from wild rabbits from different areas of the peninsula of Baja California were found to contain antibodies against the myxoma virus.
R M Licón Luna
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-17     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  580-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Baja California, México.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic
Animals, Wild
Disease Outbreaks / veterinary*
Disease Reservoirs / veterinary
Insect Vectors / classification
Mexico / epidemiology
Myxoma virus* / isolation & purification
Myxomatosis, Infectious / epidemiology*
Tumor Virus Infections / epidemiology,  veterinary*

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