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Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001


Transmission of an Arenavirus in White-Throated Woodrats (Neotoma albigula), Southeastern Colorado, 1995-1999

Charles H. Calisher*Comments to Author , Scott Nabity†, J. Jeffery Root*, Charles F. Fulhorst‡, and Barry J. Beaty*
Author affiliations: *Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; †University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; ‡University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Table 3

Prevalencea of antibody to Whitewater Arroyo virus in rats collected in southeastern Colorado, 1995-1999

Site Neotoma albigula N. mexicana N. micropus Sigmodon hispidus
Mouth of Red Rocks Canyon 26/64 (40.6%) 0 1/2 (50%) 0/86 (0)
Inside Red Rocks Canyon
12/36 (33.3%)
2/25 (8.0%)
1/9 (11.1%)
0/46 (0)
Total 38/100 (38%) 2/25 (8.0%) 2/11 (13.2%) 0/132 (0)

aNumber of rats seropositive/number of rats sampled (%).

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