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Volume 24, Number 2—February 2018

Macacine Herpesvirus 1 Antibody Prevalence and DNA Shedding among Invasive Rhesus Macaques, Silver Springs State Park, Florida, USA

Samantha M. WiselyComments to Author , Katherine A. Sayler, C. Jane Anderson, Carisa L. Boyce, Amy R. Klegarth, and Steve A. Johnson
Author affiliations: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA (S.M. Wisely, K.A. Sayler, C.J. Anderson, C.L. Boyce, S.A. Johnson); University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA (A.R. Klegarth)

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Table 3

Shedding of McHV-1 in rhesus macaque saliva samples collected using 121 oral swabs and quantified on the basis of observational data and rPCR positivity for McHV-1 DNA, by social group, by season, Silver Springs State Park, Florida, USA, 2015–2016*

Season Group 1
Group 2
Minimum no. sampled Maximum no. sampled No. rPCR positive Minimum no. sampled Maximum no. sampled No. rPCR positive
Fall 2015, breeding season 11 18 0 10 29 3†
Spring 2016, gestation period 3 13 0 2 9 0
Summer 2016, lactation period 2 11 0 2 26 0

*McHV-1, macacine herpesvirus 1; rPCR, real-time PCR.
†These 3 saliva samples represent 2 or 3 unique macaques. We estimated a conservative prevalence of 7% (95% CI 2%–22%) assuming the 3 positive oral swabs came from 2 animals and all 29 animals were sampled. Taking the least conservative approach, we estimated a prevalence of 30% (95% CI 11%–60%) if the 3 swabs came from 3 unique animals and only 10 animals were sampled.

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