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Volume 6, Number 4—August 2000

Research

Dual Captures of Colorado Rodents: Implications for Transmission of Hantaviruses

Charles H. Calisher*Comments to Author , James E. Childs†, William P. Sweeney*, K. Max Canestorp‡, and Barry J. Beaty*
Author affiliations: *Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Colorado Fish and Wildlife Assistance Office, Denver, Colorado, USA

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Table 2

Sex and age association for dually captured rodents

No. of species (recapture pairs)b
Age-Sexa P. man P. truei R. meg. S. hisp. T. min Ch. hisp.
AM/AM 3 0 3 1 0 0
AM/AF 10 (1) 0 5 (2)c,d 0 0 1
AM/JF 2 0 2 0 0 0
AF/JF 1 0 1 0 0 0
JM/JM 2 0 2 0 0 0
JF/JF 3 0 1 (1) 1 1 0
JM/JF 2 0 1 0 0 0

aA = adult (deer mouse 18 g; western harvest mice 9 g; hispid cotton rats 125 g; least chipmunks 30 g; hispid pocket mice 50 g; silky pocket mice 7 g. J = subadult or younger; M = male; F = female. Source: Fitzgerald et al., 1994 (11).
b for definition of species see Table 1.
cAdult male captured with an adult female 03/11/97 and with a different adult female 04/20/97.
dAdult male capture with an adult female 04/19/97 and with a juvenile female 04/20/97.

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