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Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009


Cluster of Sylvatic Epidemic Typhus Cases Associated with Flying Squirrels, 2004–2006

Alice S. Chapman1, David L. Swerdlow, Virginia M. Dato, Alicia D. Anderson, Claire E. Moodie, Chandra Marriott, Brian Amman, Morgan Hennessey, Perry Fox, Douglas B. Green, Eric Pegg, William L. Nicholson, Marina E. Eremeeva, and Gregory A. DaschComments to Author 

Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.S. Chapman, D.L. Swerdlow, A.D. Anderson, C.E. Moodie, B. Amman, M. Hennessey, D.B. Green, E. Pegg, W.L. Nicholson, M.E. Eremeeva, G.A. Dasch); Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (V.M. Dato, C. Marriott, P. Fox)

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Table 3

Total arboreal trapping effort and captures of flying squirrels, wilderness camp, Pennsylvania, March 2006*

Site Traps Trap-nights† Captures %‡
Cabin A 36 126 2 1.5
Cabin B 30 120 1 0.8
Cabin F 23 100 0 0
Tent 32 94 3 3.2
FS-1 30 90 7 7.8
Total 166 500 14 2.8

*FS, field site.
†Trap-night = 1 trap/1 night of effort. 5 traps for 1 night = 5 trap-nights.
‡No. captures divided by no. trap-nights.

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1Current affiliation: US Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, USA.

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