Using data from available studies across the wider range of anthrax, Drs. Karoun Bagamian, Postdoc, andJason Blackburn have co-authored a study on the importance of serological surveillance in wildlife populations affected by anthrax. Working with Drs. Kathy Alexander, of Virginia Tech, and Ted Hadfield, SEER Lab Associate, the review paper argues that studies based on anthrax mortality data likely under-estimate the incidence and geographic extent of anthrax across wildlife populations. The work will appear in the upcoming Journal of Wildlife Diseases (October 2013) and makes recommendations on integrating serological screening into anthrax field studies. The paper was also featured in a recent Wildlife News Release.
For more information, contact Dr. Blackburn.