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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011

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Pathogenic Leptospira spp. in Wild Rodents, Canary Islands, Spain

Pilar ForondaComments to Author , Aarón Martin-Alonso, Borja del Castillo-Figueruelo, Carlos Feliu, Horacio Gil, and Basilio Valladares
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain (P. Foronda, A. Martin-Alonso, B. del Castillo-Figueruelo, B. Valladares); University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (C. Feliu); Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (H. Gil)

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Prevalence of pathogenic Leptospira spp. in rodents, by island, Canary Islands, 2009–2010*

Island and host species No. (% positive) % Prevalence (95% CI)
Tenerife 11 (49) 22.4 (10.7–34.1)
Mus domesticus 2 (12) 16.6 (0–37.6)
Rattus rattus
9 (37)
24.3 (10.5–38.1)
La Gomera 4 (16) 25.0 (3.8–46.2)
M. domesticus 3 (10) 30.0 (1.6–58.4)
R. rattus
1 (6)
16.7 (0–46.5)
El Hierro 2 (29) 6.9 (0–16.1)
M. domesticus 1 (16) 6.2 (0–18.11)
R. rattus
1 (13)
7.7 (0–22.2)
Lanzarote 5 (55) 9.1 (1.5–16.7)
M. domesticus 1 (37) 2.7 (0–7.9)
R. rattus
4 (18)
22.2 (3–41.4)
Total 22 (149) 14.8 (11.9–17.7)
M. domesticus 7 (75) 9.3 (2.7–15.9)
R. rattus 15 (74) 20.3 (11.1–29.5)

*No., number of rodents studied; positive, samples positive for pathogenic Leptospira spp.; CI, confidence interval.

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