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Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018

Mixed Leptospira Infections in a Diverse Reservoir Host Community, Madagascar, 2013–2015

Mark MoseleyComments to Author , Soanandrasana Rahelinirina, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Benoit Garin, Stuart Piertney, and Sandra Telfer
Author affiliations: University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (M. Moseley, S. Piertney, S. Telfer); Institut Pasteur, Antananarivo, Madagascar (S. Rahelinirina, M. Rajerison, B. Garin); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Les Abymes, Guadeloupe (B. Garin)

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Prevalence of Leptospira infection in small mammal hosts, Madagascar, 2013–2015

Host type and species No. positive/no. tested Prevalence, % (95% CI)
Microgale spp. tenrecs* 12/108 11 (6–19)
Eliurus spp. rats* 6/24 25 (12–46)
Hemicentetes semispinosus tenrec
21 (10–39)
Rattus rattus rat 80/347 23 (19–28)
Suncus murinus shrew 16/60 27 (17–39)
R. norvegicus rat 17/36 47 (32–63)
Mus musculus mouse
48 (39–57)
Total 194/723 27 (24–30)

*Endemic Microgale tenrecs and Eliurus rats were analyzed at the genus level because these genera were composed of a large number of species.

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