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Volume 20, Number 1—January 2014

Dobrava-Belgrade Virus in Apodemus flavicollis and A. uralensis Mice, Turkey

I. Mehmet Ali Oktem, Yavuz Uyar, Ender Dincer, Aysegul Gozalan, Mathias Schlegel, Cahit Babur, Bekir Celebi, Mustafa Sozen, Ahmet Karatas, Nuri Kaan Ozkazanc, Ferhat Matur, Gulay Korukluoglu, Rainer G. Ulrich, Mustafa Ertek, and Aykut OzkulComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey (I.M.A. Oktem); Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey (Y. Uyar); Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey (E. Dincer); Refik Saydam National Public Health Agency, Ankara (A. Gozalan, C. Babur, B. Celebi, G. Korukluoglu, M. Ertek); Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany (M. Schlegel, R.G. Ulrich); Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey (M. Sozen, F. Matur); Nigde University, Nigde, Turkey (A. Karatas); Bartin University, Bartin, Turkey (N.K. Ozkazanc); Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara (A. Ozkul)

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Table 1

Detection rate of hantavirus-reactive IgM and IgG by ELISA, and hantavirus RNA by RT-qPCR in small mammals from different trapping sites, Turkey, 2009*

Location (map code/no. rodents) No. positive animals/total no. animals
Apodemus spp.
Myodes spp.
Rattus rattus
Region 49 (R/11) 0/3 0/3 0/3 1/8 3/8 0/8
Akbaş (A/64) 0/39 1/39 8/39 2/18 14/18 0/18 0/5 0/5 1‡/5
Bogaz (B/20) 0/13 0/13 4/13 0/8 0/8 0/8 0/2 0/2 0/2
Guzelcehisar (G/17) 0/17 0/17 2/17
Hanyeri (H1/13) 0/8 0/8 2/8 0/5 3/5 0/5
Hasankadi (H2/33) 1/12 0/12 1/12 6/18 10/18 0/18 0/3 1/3§ 1/3§
Kumluca (K/14)

Total no. positive/no. tested (%); N = 173 2/106 (1.9) 5/106 (4.7) 22/106 (20.7) 9/49 (18.3) 30/49 (61.2) 0/49 0/11 1/11 (9.1) 1/11(9.1) 0/7 0/7 1/7(14.2)

*RT-qPCR, reverse transcription quantitative PCR; –, not found.
Pitymys spp., Microtus spp., Mus musculus, Crocidura suaveolens.
Cytochrome b–based genetic species determination was not performed.
§Results from different animals.

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