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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 3

Prevalence of Puumala virus infection by location and type of ground vegetation

Trapping site 1996
1997
1998
1999
F a
% positive (no. tested) S
% positive (no. tested) F
% positive (no. tested) S
% positive (no. tested) F
% positive (no. tested) S
% positive (no. tested) F
% positive (no. tested)
Dense cover
Thuin 21.2 (66) 20.0 (10) 4.3 (23) 10.0 (10) 0.0 (29) 12.8 (47) 21.5 (65)
Montbliart 7.7 (26) 40.0 (5) 16.7 (30) 50.0 (4) 0.0 (48) 44.9 (49) 27.2 (81)
Momignies 17.9 (28) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (31) 0.0 (14) 15.7 (51) 64.8 (54) 28.3 (60)
Couvin —b 0.0 (1) 0.0 (19) 0.0 (9) 0.0 (17) 59.3 (27) 50.0 (18)
Low cover
Thuin 40.0 (5) 33.3 (3) 10.0 (10) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (6) 0.0 (13) 17.6 (17)
Montbliart 42.9 (7) 0.0 (2) 0.0 (4) 0.0 (1) 0.0 (3) 50.0 (6) 0.0 (3)
Momignies 50.0 (6) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 50.0 (4) 33.3 (3)
Couvin 0.0 (0) 0.0 (7) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (1) 66.7 (3) 0.0 (0)

aF, fall; S, spring.
bTrapping in fall 1996 at Couvin was performed on a limited 0.36-ha area, where the vegetation cover was not determined.

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