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Volume 15, Number 12—December 2009

Research

Tick-borne Agents in Rodents, China, 2004–2006

Lin Zhan1, Wu-Chun Cao1Comments to Author , Chen-Yi Chu, Bao-Gui Jiang, Fang Zhang, Wei Liu, J. Stephen Dumler, Xiao-Ming Wu, Shu-Qing Zuo, Pan-He Zhang, Hai-Nan Huang, Qiu-Min Zhao, Na Jia, Hong Yang, Jan H. Richardus, and J. Dik F. Habbema
Author affiliations: Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (L. Zhan, W.-C. Cao, C.-Y. Chu, B.-G. Jiang, F. Zhang, W. Liu, X.-M. Wu, S.-Q. Zuo, P.-H. Zhang, H.-N. Huang, Q.-M. Zhao, N. Jia, H. Yang); Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (J.S. Dumler); University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (J.H. Richardus, J.D.F. Habbema)

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Table

Infection rates for 4 tick-borne agents in rodents, People’s Republic of China, 2004–2006*

Study site No. rodents tested No. (%) rodents positive
p value
Anaplasma phagocytophilum Borrelia burgdorferi SFG rickettsiae Francisella tularenesis
Heilongjiang Province 64 3 (4.7) 3 (4.7) 1 (1.6) 5 (7.8) 0.424
Jilin Province 205 20 (9.8) 17 (8.3) 0 26 (12.7) 0.329
IMAR 148 0 8 (5.4) 32 (21.6) 2 (1.4) 0.0001
XJAR 44 0 1 (2.3) 4 (9.1) 2 (4.5) 0.348
Zhejiang Province 216 16 (7.4) 16 (7.4) 21 (9.7) 0 0.598
Guizhou Province 28 0 2 (7.1) 6 (21.4) 0 0.252
Total 705 39 (5.5) 47 (6.7) 64 (9.1) 35 (5.0)

*SFG, spotted fever group; IMAR, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region; XJAR, Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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