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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

Dispatch

Removing Deer Mice from Buildings and the Risk for Human Exposure to Sin Nombre Virus

Richard J. Douglass*Comments to Author , Amy J. Kuenzi*, Courtney Y. Williams†, Samuel J. Douglass‡Comments to Author , and James N. Mills§
Author affiliations: *Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, Montana, USA; †University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California, USA; ‡Clark’s Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Deer mice removed from buildings and sources of immigrating deer mice on a ranch, southwestern Montana, 1999

Capture location
Total Removed Moveda Source of post-removal immigration
Sylvan Buildings Sylvan to building Building to building
38 95 133 52 19 7.9% (n=3)b
16.8% (n=6)b
5.7%c 30.1%c

aNo. of deer mice that moved from previous capture areas (source) to removal site.
bPercentage of marked source population.
cPercentage of total deer mice removed.

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