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Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009

Research

Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus in Wild Rodents, Northern Italy

Valentina TagliapietraComments to Author , Roberto Rosà, Heidi C. Hauffe, Juha Laakkonen, Liina Voutilainen, Olli Vapalahti, Antti Vaheri, Heikki Henttonen, and Annapaola Rizzoli
Author affiliations: Edmund Mach Foundation–Istituto Agrario di San Michele all’Adige, San Michele all’Adige, Italy (V. Tagliapietra, R. Rosà, H.C. Hauffe, A. Rizzoli); Finnish Forest Research Institute, Vantaa, Finland (J. Laakkonen, L. Voutilainen, H. Henttonen); University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (J. Laakkonen, O. Vapalahti, A. Vaheri)

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Prevalence of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in 5 rodent species at extensive trapping sites, northern Italy, 2002 and 2006*

Region Province Site Rodent species
Total no. rodents Seroprevalence, % 
(no. positive/
no. tested)
Apodemus agrarius A. flavicollis A. sylvaticus Myodes glareolus Microtus arvalis
VNT BL Candaten 2 44 1 5 0 52 3.8 (2/52)
LOM SO Grosotto/Mazzo 0 49 0 32 0 81 9.9 (8/81)
TAA TN Val Cembra 0 97 4 26 5 132 8.3 (11/132)
TAA TN Val Fiemme 0 11 0 7 0 18 5.5 (1/18)
TAA TN Laghi Lamar 0 63 0 34 0 97 3.1 (3/97)
TAA TN Molveno 0 30 0 1 0 31 12.9 (4/31)
TAA TN Val Non 0 35 0 30 0 65 13.8 (9/65)
TAA
TN
Val Sella
0
7
0
0
0
7
28.6 (2/7)
Total† 2 (0) 336 (8.9) 5 (0) 135 (7.4) 5 (20) 483 (8.3)

*VNT, Veneto; BL, Belluno; LOM, Lombardy; SO, Sondrio; TAA, Trentino-Alto Adige; TN, Trento.

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