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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006


Scrub Typhus, Republic of Palau

Linda J. Demma*Comments to Author , Jennifer H. McQuiston*, William L. Nicholson*, Staci M. Murphy*, Pearl Marumoto†, J. Maireng Sengebau-Kingzio†, Stevenson Kuartei†, A. Mark Durand‡, and David L. Swerdlow*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Ministry of Health, Koror, Republic of Palau; ‡Department of Health Services, Colonia, Federated States of Micronesia

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Table 3

Evidence of rodents around households in Palau, 2003*

Evidence SWI Echang Other Koror hamlets
Average no. actual rodent sites per household 1.55† 2.34† 1.17
Average no. potential rodent sites per household 3.41† 2.55† 1.61

*SWI, southwest islands.
†Significantly greater than Koror, p<0.001.

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