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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Perspective

Qualitative Assessment of Risk for Monkeypox Associated with Domestic Trade in Certain Animal Species, United States

Susan M. Bernard*Comments to Author  and Steven A. Anderson*
Author affiliations: *US Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland, USA

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Table 1

Disposition, as of July 11, 2003, of African rodents imported from Ghana to the United States on April 9, 2003*

Rodents Dead† Alive Lost to follow-up Total (n = 762)
Gambian giant rats 26 20 4 50
Dormice ≈350 27 ≈135 ≈510
Rope squirrels 49 4 53
Tree squirrels 24 20 3 47
Striped mice 14 50 36 100
Porcupines 2 2

*Source (1).
†Includes animals that died of monkeypox and those that have been euthanized.

*Source (1).
†Includes animals that died of monkeypox and those that have been euthanized.

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