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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 2

Serologic reactivity of 23 DOBV RT-qPCR–positive rodents by ELISA and IFA, Turkey, 2009*

Animal no. Species (cyt b)† Location/district‡ Hantavirus serology
94-09 Apodemus uralensis Akbas Neg Neg Neg
95-09 A. uralensis Akbas Neg Neg NS
121-09 A. flavicollis Akbas Neg Neg Neg
123-09 A. flavicollis Akbas Neg Neg Pos
124-09 A. uralensis Akbas Neg Neg BL
130-09 A. uralensis Akbas Neg Neg Neg
139-09 A. flavicollis Akbas Neg Pos Pos
142-09 A. flavicollis Akbas Neg Pos Neg
151-09 A. uralensis Bogaz Neg Neg Neg
162-09 A. uralensis Bogaz Neg Neg Neg
169-09 A. flavicollis Bogaz Neg Pos Neg
177-09 A. uralensis Bogaz Neg Neg Neg
178-09 A. uralensis Guzelcehisar Neg Neg NS
180-09 A. uralensis Guzelcehisar NS§ NS NS
100-09 A. uralensis Hanyeri Neg Neg Neg
102-09 A. uralensis Hanyeri Neg Neg Neg
106-09 Rattus rattus Hasankadi Neg Pos Neg
25-09 A. flavicollis Hasankadi Pos Neg Neg
78-09 A. flavicollis Kumluca Neg Pos Pos
80-09 A. uralensis Kumluca Neg Pos Pos
81-09 A. flavicollis Kumluca Neg Pos Pos
134-09 A. flavicollis Kumluca Neg Pos Pos
137-09 A. flavicollis Kumluca Neg Neg Pos

*DoBV, Dobrava-Belgrade virus; RT-qPCR, reverse transcription quantitative PCR; IFA, immunofluorescence assay; NS, no serum sample available; BL, borderline.
†Cytochrome b–based genetic species determination following a recently published protocol (9).
‡In alphabetical order.

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