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Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005

European Bat Lyssaviruses, the Netherlands

Wim H.M. Van der Poel*Comments to Author , Reina Van der Heide*, Elisabeth R.A.M. Verstraten†, Katsuhisa Takumi*, Peter H.C. Lina‡, and Johannes A. Kramps†
Author affiliations: *National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands; †Central Institute for Animal Disease Control, Lelystad, the Netherlands; ‡National Museum of Natural History, "Naturalis", Leiden, the Netherlands

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Table 2

European bat lyssavirus–positive serotine bats by age and sex

Sex/age group Examined Positive Prevalence (%)
Male juvenile 22 6 27
Female juvenile 35 4 11
Male adult 684 132 19
Female adult* 438 108 25
Subtotal 1,178 250 21
Sex and age unknown 8 0
Adult/unknown sex 24 1 4
Juvenile/unknown sex 8 0
Total 1,219 251 21

*Prevalence for this group was significantly higher than for the rest based on likelihood ratio test.

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