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Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001

Research

Transmission of an Arenavirus in White-Throated Woodrats (Neotoma albigula), Southeastern Colorado, 1995-1999

Charles H. Calisher*Comments to Author , Scott Nabity†, J. Jeffery Root*, Charles F. Fulhorst‡, and Barry J. Beaty*
Author affiliations: *Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; †University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; ‡University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Table 2

Antibody to Whitewater Arroyo virus in woodrats (Neotoma spp.) by sex, Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colorado, 1995-1999

Single samples
Multiple samples
Neotoma species Female Male Female Male
albigula Positive 21 (33.3%) 10 (22.7%) 24 (53.3%) 5 (41.7%)
Negative 42 (66.7%) 34 (77.3%) 21 (46.7%) 7 (58.3%)
mexicana Positive 0 (0) 2 (20%) 0 0
Negative 9 (100%) 8 (80%) 4 2
micropus Positive 1 (16.7%) 1 0 0
Negative 5 (83.3%) 1 2 1

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