Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010
Detection of Lassa Virus, Mali
|Village||No. total captures (trap success, %)*||No. non–Mastomys spp. captures||No. Mastomys spp. captures (trap success, %)||No. (%) Lassa-positive M. natalensis mice|
|N’Tessoni||25 (14.9)||8†||17 (10.1)‡||0|
|Soromba||25 (15.0)||0||25 (15.0)||6 (24)|
|Doneguebougou||53 (21.1)||13†||40 (15.9)‡||0|
*Trap success is defined as the total number of individual rodents captured divided by the cumulative total of traps set at each location, multiplied by 100.
†Non-Mastomys species captured included 1 Praomys daltoni (Dalton’s mouse), 3 Mus musculoides (Temminck’s mouse), 3 Crocidura olivieri (giant shrew), and 1 Arvicanthis niloticus (grass rat) from N’Tessoni and 1 Praomys daltoni, 1 Rattus rattus rat, 1 Arvicanthis niloticus, 3 Crocidura viaria (savannah path shrew), and 7 Crocidura olivieri from Doneguebougou.
‡ Two Mastomys spp. rodents captured in N’Tessoni and Doneguebougou were identified as M. erythroleucus by cytochrome B sequencing.
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