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Volume 5, Number 5—October 1999

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Seroepidemiology of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii Infection in California Coyotes, 1994-19981

Chao-Chin Chang*, Kazuhiro Yamamoto*, Bruno B. Chomel*Comments to Author , Rickie W. Kasten*, Darren C. Simpson, Charles R. Smith, and Vicki L. Kramer
Author affiliations: *University of California, Davis, California, USA; †Santa Clara County Department of Health Services, San Jose, California, USA; ‡California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California, USA

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Table 2

Seroprevalence of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii infection, by age, sex, and season, for 869 coyotes, California, 1994–1998

Characteristic No. seropositive (%)
Agea
<1 year old 35/122 (29)
>1 year old 273/745 (37)
Sexb
Female 155/407 (38)
Male 152/455 (33)
Seasonc
Spring (Mar to May) 86/296 (29)
Summer (Jun to Aug) 121/286 (42)
Fall (Sep to Nov) 67/182 (37)
Winter (Dec to Feb) 27/85 (32)

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1An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Second International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses, Strasbourg, France, November 5–9, 1998.

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