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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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Appendix

Table 1. Co-infection rates for 4 tick-borne agents in rodents, People’s Republic of China, 2004–2006*

Study site No. rodents tested No. (%) rodents positive
Total no. (%)
Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdoferi A. phagocytophilum and SFG rickettsiae A. phagocytphilum and Francisella tularensis B. burgdorferi and SFG rickettsiae B. burgdorferi and F. tularensis SFG rickettsiae and F. tularensis Co-infection A. phagocytophilum, B. burgdorferi, and F. tularensis A phagocytophilum, B. burgdorferi, and SFG rickettsiae A. phagocytophilum, SFG rickettsiae, and F. tularensis B. burgdorferi, SFG rickettsiae, and F. tularensis Triple infection
Heilongjiang Province 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1.6) 0 0 1 (1.6) 1 (1.6)
Jilin Province 205 0 0 2 (1.0) 0 5 (2.4) 0 7 (3.4) 2 (1.0) 0 0 0 2 (1.0) 9 (4.4)
IMAR 148 0 0 0 2 (1.4) 0 0 2 (1.4) 0 0 0 0 0 2 (1.4)
XJAR 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zhejiang Province 216 1 (0.5) 1 (0.5) 0 3 (1.4) 0 0 5 (2.3) 0 0 0 0 0 5 (2.3)
Guizhou Province 28 0 0 0 1 (3.6) 0 0 1 (3.6) 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3.6)
Total 705 1 (0.1) 1 (0.1) 2 (0.3) 6 (0.9) 5 (0.7) 0 15 (2.1) 2 (0.3) 1 (0.1) 0 0 3 (0.4) 18 (2.6)

*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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