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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

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Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Bluetongue Virus in Wild Ruminants, Spain

Francisco Ruiz-Fons*†Comments to Author , Álvaro R. Reyes-García*, Vicente Alcaide‡, and Christian Gortázar*
Author affiliations: *Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, Ciudad Real, Spain; †Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, UK; ‡Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal El Chaparrillo, Ciudad Real;

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Seroprevalence of bluetongue virus in wild ruminant species, Spain, 2005–2007*

Area Red deer
Fallow deer
Roe deer
Mouflon
Aoudad
n/N % (SE) n/N % (SE) n/N % (SE) n/N % (SE) n/N % (SE)
ALC 116/187 62 (0.04) 25/64 39.1 (0.06) 1/35 2.9 (0.03) ND ND ND ND
SM 111/580 19.1 (0.02) 9/17 52 (0.12) ND ND 0/1 0 ND ND
GU 36/186 19.4 (0.03) 0/1 0 1/4 25 (0.22) 1/22 4.5 (0.04) 1/4 25 (0.22)
MT 34/435 7.8 (0.01) 0/14 0 ND ND 8/42 19.1 (0.06) ND ND
TO ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
SC
12/21
57.1 (0.11)

ND
ND

ND
ND

0/3
0

ND
ND
Total 309/1,409 21.9 (0.01) 34/96 35.4 (0.05) 2/39 5.1 (0.04) 9/68 13.2 (0.04) 1/4 25 (0.22)

*n/N, no. positive/no. tested; SE, standard error; ALC, Alcornocales; ND, not determined; SM, Sierra Morena; GU, Guadiana Valley; MT, Montes de Toledo; TO, Toledo Province; SC, Sistema Central.

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