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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

Research

Behavioral, Physiologic, and Habitat Influences on the Dynamics of Puumala virus Infection in Bank Voles (Clethrionomys glareolus)

Sophie Escutenaire*Comments to Author , Patrice Chalon†, Florence de Jaegere, Lucie Karelle-Bui†, Georges Mees†, Bernard Brochier*, Francine Rozenfeld, and Paul-Pierre Pastoret†
Author affiliations: *Pasteur Institute, Brussels, Belgium; †University of Liège, Liège, Belgium; and ‡University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium;

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Table 2

Prevalence of Puumala virus infection in adult bank voles, by presence of wounds

Trapping season Wounded
% positive (no. tested) Not wounded
% positive (no. tested) p value
Spring 1997 0.0 (1) 21.4 (28)
Fall 1997 20.0 (10) 8.6 (93)
Spring 1998 6.3 (16) 6.9 (29)
Fall 1998 15.3 (72) 5.9 (51)
Spring 1999 68.2 (66) 68.3 (123)
Fall 1999 68.4 (19) 36.4 (22) p=0.04; χ2=4.19
Spring (1997–1999) 55.4 (83) 51.1 (180)
Fall (1997–1999) 25.7 (101) 11.4 (166) p<0.01; χ2=9.16

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