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Volume 12, Number 7—July 2006

Tickborne Arbovirus Surveillance in Market Livestock, Nairobi, Kenya

Rosemary Sang*, Clayton Onyango*, John Gachoya*, Ernest Mabinda*, Samson Konongoi*, Victor Ofula*, Lee Dunster*, Fred Okoth*, Rodney Coldren†, Robert B. Tesh‡, Amelia Travassos da Rosa‡, Stacy Finkbeiner§, David Wang§, Mary Crabtree¶Comments to Author , and Barry Miller¶
Author affiliations: *Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya; †United States Army Medical Research Unit, Nairobi, Kenya; ‡University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA; §Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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Table 2

Tick species collected and their virus yield, Kenya*

Species No. collected No. virus isolates Pooled infection rate
Amblyomma variegatum 994 6 6.16
A. gemma 2,160 26 11.05
A. lepidum 963 4 4.24
A. coharens 4 0 0
Boophilus decoloratus 985 1 1.01
Hyalomma truncatum 270 0 0
H. albiparmatum 112 0 0
H. rufipes 96 0 0
H. dromedarii 1 0 0
Rhipicephalus appendiculatus 1,228 2 1.63
R. evertsi 146 0 0
R. pulchellus 8,892 17 2.48
Total 15,851 56

*DUGV, Dugbe virus; BHAV, Bhanja virus; THOV, Thogoto virus; DHOV, Dhori virus; KADV, Kadam virus; BARV, Barur virus, FMDV, foot-and-mouth disease virus.

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