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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010

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Sympatric Occurrence of 3 Arenaviruses, Tanzania

Joëlle Goüy de BellocqComments to Author , Benny Borremans, Abdul Katakweba, Rhodes Makundi, Stuart J.E. Baird, Beate Becker-Ziaja, Stephan Günther, and Herwig Leirs
Author affiliations: University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium (J. Goüy de Bellocq, B. Borremans, H. Leirs); Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania (A. Katakweba, R. Makundi); Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Vairão, Portugal (J. Goüy de Bellocq, S.J.E. Baird); Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (B. Becker-Ziaja, S. Günther); University of Aarhus, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark (H. Leirs)

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Table 1

Arenavirus antibodies and arenaviruses in blood samples of small mammals around Morogoro, Tanzania, October 13–December 3, 2008

Species No. trapped Antibodies*
Arenaviruses†
Total positive, no. (%)
No. examined No. (%) positive No. examined No. (%) positive
Acomys spinosissimus 1 1 0 1 0 0
Crocidura sp. 20 11 0 12 0 0
Dasymys incomtus 1 1 0 1 0 0
Lemniscomys rosalia 3 3 1 (33.3) 3 1 (33.3) 2 (66)
Mastomys natalensis 511 480 58 (12.1) 489 41 (8.4) 93 (19)
Mus minutoides 7 5 1 (20) 5 1 (20) 2 (40)
Rattus rattus 1 1 0 1 0 0
Gerbilliscus robustus
11
11
0

11
0
0
Total 555 513 60 (11.7) 523 43 (8.2) 97 (18.5)

*Detected by indirect immunofluorescent antibody testing.
†Large segment. Detected by reverse transcription–PCR.
‡Species identification was confirmed by sequencing mitochondrial cytochrome b gene.

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