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Fox

(foks),
George H., U.S. dermatologist, 1846-1937. See: Fox-Fordyce disease.

Fox

(foks),
Lewis, 20th-century U.S. periodontist. See: Goldman-Fox knives.

fox

a member of the same family as dogs, wolves and jackals, the family Canidae, but has characteristic long body and short legs, pointed snout, big, erect ears, oval pupils and long bushy tail. The type species is the Old World red fox (Vulpes vulpes). See also kit, fennec.

arctic fox
a farmed blue or white fox. Called also Alopex lagopus.
fox encephalitis
see infectious canine hepatitis.
gray fox
gray to black, omnivorous wild fox. Called also Urocyon cinereoargenteus.
kit fox
small, yellow-brown fox similar to the red fox. Called also Vulpes velox, V. inacrotis.
Old World red fox
see red fox (below).
fox rabies
the fox is an important reservoir host for rabies, particularly in eastern and western Europe where it is endemic.
red fox
the common, sandy to red brown fox with black legs and backs of ears, white underparts, sharp muzzle, large erect ears. Mostly nocturnal, lives in burrows. Called also Vulpes vulpes, Old World red fox.
silver fox
a farmed fox with a lustrous black coat with white tips along the back; a variant of the red fox (see above).
South American fox
a group of specialized wild dogs, not true foxes, of South America. Includes crab-eating fox and maned wolf.
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multilocularis in foxes was significantly higher in the urban periphery than in more central areas (17), and the infection risk for alveolar echinococcosis might therefore be concentrated mainly in delimited areas in the urban periphery (16).
As far as hunting is concerned, Zurich is organized as a game sanctuary and, compared to the high population density of > 10 adult foxes per [km.
Bait and control areas were separated by at least 600 m to minimize the chance of foxes using two areas (Figure 1).
All five foxes were shot in two northern Hungarian counties, Nogrfid and Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, in the Nograd Basin (Dregelypalank, 48[degrees]02' North, 19[degrees]04' East, and Pusztaberki, 47[degrees]58' North, 19[degrees]11' East), in the Cserhat Mountains (Salgotarjan, 48[degrees]03' North, 19[degrees]47' East and 48[degrees]01' North, 19[degrees]45' East) and in the Borsod Basin (Kelemer, 48[degrees]19' North, 20[degrees]27' East), near the Hungarian-Slovak border.
The parasite was not identified previously in either Red Foxes or wild rodents in Hungary, despite the extensive studies conducted by Murai, Meszaros, Gubanyi, and other parasitologists of the Natural History Museum, Budapest.
The larger population led to a continuous migration of young foxes from territories with high population density toward those with lower density, i.