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Volume 5, Number 1—February 1999

Research

Long-Term Hantavirus Persistence in Rodent Populations in Central Arizona

Ken D. Abbott*Comments to Author , Thomas G. Ksiazek†, and James N. Mills†
Author affiliations: *Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona, USA;; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Antibody-positive and antibody-negative Peromyscus boylii and P. truei at two mark-recapture webs,a December 1995—November 1997

No. (%) P. boyii
No. (%) P. truei
Characteristic Positive Negative Totals Positive Negative Totals
Sex
Male 49 (32) 106 (68) 155 (54) 3 (4) 63 (96) 66 (56)
Female 9 (7) 123 (93) 132 (46) 1 (2) 50 (98) 51 (44)
Totals 58 (20) 229 (80) 287 4 (3) 113 (97) 117
Body mass classb
I 2 (3) 75 (97) 77 (27) 0 31 (100) 31 (26)
II 9 (15) 51 (85) 60 (21) 1 (5) 18 (95) 19 (16)
III 47 (31) 103 (69) 150 (52) 3 (4) 64 (96) 67 (58)
Web-site longevity [months]c
Male 4.4 [1-16] 2.9 [1-26] 2.3 [1-5] 3.2 [1-18]
Female 3.3 [1-13] 3.5 [1-18] 1 [1] 3 [1-15]

aS-1 and S-2 webs.
bClasses assigned at first capture. I = 6.0g-19.0g; II = 19.1g-22.0g; III = 22.1g to >30.0g.
cLongevity is the mean number of months animals were captured, from first to last capture. Values in brackets are ranges.

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