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Volume 28, Number 12—December 2022

Natural Mediterranean Spotted Fever Foci, Qingdao, China

Xiao-Lan Gu, Rui Wang, Chuan-Min Zhou, Jiang-Tao Cui, Ze-Min Li, Ze-Zheng Jiang, Bang Li, Qiu-Ming Peng, Wen-Kang Zhang, Hui-Ju HanComments to Author , and Xue-Jie YuComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (X.-L. Gu, R. Wang, C.-M. Zhou, Z.-M. Li, Z.-Z. Jiang, B. Li, Q.-M. Peng, W.-K. Zhang, H.-J. Han, X.-J. Yu); Laixi City for Disease Control and Prevention, Qingdao, China (J.-T. Cui)

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Table 2

Number and location of rodents collected in a study of natural Mediterranean spotted fever foci, Qingdao, China*

Species, no. Outdoors Indoors Total
Striped field mice (Apodemus agrarius) 59 1 60
Chinese hamsters (Cricetulus barabensis) 16 0 16
House mice (Mus musculus) 8 11 19
Brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) 0 10 10
Greater long-tailed hamsters (Cricetulus triton) 8 0 8
Chinese white-bellied rats (Niviventer confucianus)
Total 99 22 121

*Rodents were collected in Huangdao District, Qingdao, China, during July–October every year in 2013–2015. The rodent collection was described in a previous study (11).

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