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Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018

Borrelia miyamotoi Infections in Small Mammals, California, USA

Daniel J. Salkeld1Comments to Author , Nathan C. Nieto1, Denise L. Bonilla2, Melissa H. Yoshimizu, and Kerry A. Padgett
Author affiliations: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (D.J. Salkeld); Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA (N.C. Nieto); California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA (D.L. Bonilla, M.H. Yoshimizu, K.A. Padgett)

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Table 2

Prevalence of Borrelia spp. in small mammal species in the San Francisco Bay area, California, USA

Borrelia species Mammal species Site Sample source Prevalence at site, no. tested/no. positive (%) Prevalence across sites, no. tested/no. positive (%)
B. miyamotoi Dusky-footed woodrat Foothills Blood 1/4 (25) 1/6 (17)
Brush mouse Thornewood woodland Ear 1/17 (6) 2/71 (3)
Brush mouse* Windy Hill Ear 1/18 (6)
California mouse Foothills Ear 1/6 (17) 4/24 (17)

California mouse
Thornewood woodland
2 ear, 1 blood
3/9 (33)

B. bissettiae Brush mouse Thornewood woodland Ear 1/17 (6) 1/71 (1)

Pinyon mouse
1/3 (33)
1/3 (33)
B. burgdorferi sensu lato
California mouse
Windy Hill
1/6 (17)
1/24 (4)
Borrelia spp., not sequenced Brush mouse Thornewood woodland 2 blood, 1 blood and ear 3/17 (18) 3/71 (4)

*Co-infection with B. burgdorferi sensu lato.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Current affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

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