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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 3

Annual Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii antibody prevalence in 869 coyotes, by age group, California, 1994–1998

All ages >1 year old <1 year old
Year no. (%) no. (%) no. (%)
1994 22/62 (35) 21/61 (34) 1/1 (100)
1995 55/159 (35) 53/146 (36) 2/13 (15)
1996a 47/124 (37) 37/100 (37) 9/23 (39)
1997a 115/275 (42) 107/238 (45) 8/36 (19)
1998 70/249 (28) 55/200 (28) 15/49 (31)

aAge not available for one coyote.

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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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