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Identifying How Plague Affects Prairie Dogs and Black-Footed Ferrets

Researchers will use genetic analyses to examine the relationships among rodents, fleas and plague bacteria as a way to further characterize how plague is perpetuated in wild animal reservoirs in the United States. Data generated by this study will be used to direct targeted management strategies of affected wild animal populations.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jorge E. Osorio, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Study ID: D14ZO-044