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Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008


Detection and Prevalence Patterns of Group I Coronaviruses in Bats, Northern Germany

Florian Gloza-Rausch*†, Anne Ipsen*, Antje Seebens*, Matthias Göttsche†, Marcus Panning‡, Jan Felix Drexler‡, Nadine Petersen‡, Augustina Annan‡, Klaus Grywna‡, Marcel Müller§, Susanne Pfefferle‡, and Christian Drosten‡§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centre for Bat Protection and Information, Bad Segeberg, Germany; †University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany; ‡Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany; §University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany;

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Table 2

Factors predictive of coronavirus (CoV) detection, Germany

Possible influence factor Category % CoV positive p value*
Age Juvenile 23.7 0.0015
Subadult 15.9
Adult 8.5
Sex Male 17.7 0.39
Female 14.4
Lactation Lactating 22.4 0.021
Nonlactating 9.7
Gravidity Gravid 15.5 0.92
Not gravid 16.5

*Indicates level of positive influence on coronavirus detection.

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