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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 3

Population densities and hantavirus-antibody prevalence in Peromyscus boylii at two mark-recapture trapping webs, by period

Dec 1995-Nov 1997 High densitya Low densityb
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Density/monthc
Prevalence/monthd
Density/monthc
Prevalence/monthd
Mean/monthc
Prevalence/ monthd
S-1 & S-2 26.1 20.2 43.6 18.4 11 25.4
(4-52) (0-43) (32-52) (10-22) (4-22) (12-43)
S-1 9.7 28.5 15.2 26.4 4.5 37.0
(1-20) (0-75) (10-20) (15-38) (1-9) (0-75)
S-2 16.4 14.2 28.4 14.3 6.5 15.0
(3-42) (0-33) (13-42) (6-19) (3-13) (0-33)

aJune 1995 to June 1996
bSeptember 1996 to September 1997
cPopulation density (number of individuals per 6.2 hectares), determined by minimun number alive. Values in parentheses are ranges.
dAntibody prevalence to hantavirus (%), determined by estimated standing prevalence. Values in parentheses are ranges.

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