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Table 1 List of the 33 locations around Taiwan where small mammals were captured and rates of seropositivity against Ehrlichia spp. and Orientia tsutsugamushi from November 2004 to December 2008

From: Prevalence of antibodies against Ehrlichia spp. and Orientia tsutsugamushi in small mammals around harbors in Taiwan

Geographic Location (a) Total no. trapped mammals (No. sero-positive to EHR, no. sero-positive to STG)
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Total (2004 ~ 2008)
Northern   0 140 (2,2) 186 (16,6) 134 (12,4) 302 (14,11) 762 (44,23)
  A. Badouzih Fishing Harbor (KL) 0 33 25 0 0 58
  B. Keelung Harbor (KL)b 0 44 (2,2) 38 (3,2) 22 (0,1) 30 (1,2) 134 (6,7)
  C. Taoyuan Airport (TY)b 0 30 71 (8,2) 80 (12,1) 64 (2,1) 245 (22,4)
  D. Yongan Fishing Harbor (TY) 0 0 0 0 6 6
  E. Potou Fishing Harbor (HC) 0 0 1 0 0 1
  F. Nangliao Fishing Harbor (HC) 0 0 9 0 0 9
  G. Hsinchu Fishing Harbor (HC) 0 0 0 0 61 (2,2) 61 (2,2)
  H. Haishan Fishing Harbor (HC) 0 0 0 0 5 5
  I. Dashi Fishing Harbor (YL) 0 0 5 0 84 (6,3) 89 (6,3)
  J. Suao Harbor (YL)b 0 33 37 (5,2) 32 (0,2) 52 (3,3) 154 (8,7)
Central   1 100 (2,6) 66 (4,9) 40 45 (0,2) 252 (6,17)
  K. Taichung Wuchi Harbor (TC)b 0 27 34 22 29 112
    (0,1) (1,2) (0,0) (0,2) (1,5)
  L. Mailiao Harbor (YL)b 1 73 (2,5) 32 (3,7) 18 (0,0) 16 (0,0) 140 (5,12)
Southern   10 193 (0,4) 130 (3,4) 85 (0,10) 157 (1,12) 575 (4,30)
  M. Anping Fishing Harbor (TN) 0 0 2 0 0 2
  N. East District, Tainan city (TN) 0 0 2 0 0 2
  O. Hsinda Fishing Harbor (KH) 0 0 16 3 9 28
  P. Hsingang Fishing Harbor (KH) 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Q. Mito Fishing Harbor (KH) 0 0 0 0 4 4
  R. Uhliao Fishing Harbor (KH) 0 0 2 3 5 10
  S. Zhoying Military Area (KH) 0 0 7 0 0 7
  T. Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City (KH) 0 0 0 0 15 15
  U. Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City (KH) 0 0 0 0 1 1
  V. Yanchao District, Kaohsiung City (KH) 0 0 4 0 0 4
  W. Kaohsiung International Harbor (KH)b 8 65 (0,2) 51 (0,1) 67 (0,7) 94 (1,9) 285 (1,19)
  X. Chungyun Fishing Harbor (KH) 0 0 3 0 0 3
  Y. Kaohsiung International Airport (KH)b 2 41 30 (2,3) 12 (0,3) 11 (0,0) 96 (2,6)
  Z. Yanpu Fishing Harbor (PT) 0 0 0 0 16 (0,3) 16 (0,3)
  ZA. Linyuan Fishing Harbor (KH) 0 0 0 0 2 2
  ZB. Donggang Fishing Harbor (PT) 0 32 6 0 0 38
  ZC. Shueidiliao Fishing Harbor (PT) 0 16 0 0 0 16
  ZD. Fangliao Fishing Harbor (PT) 0 39 (0,2) 6 (1,0) 0 0 45 (1,2)
Eastern   0 6 (0,1) 9 (0,1) 19 (0,2) 25 (0,7) 59 (0,11)
  ZE. Hoping Fishing Harbor (HL) 0 0 0 4 (0,2) 16 (0,6) 20 (0,8)
  ZF. Hualien Harbor (HL)b 0 6 (0,1) 6 (0,1) 15 9 (0,1) 36 (0,3)
  ZG. Fugang Fishing Harbor (TT) 0 0 3 0 0 3
Total   11 (0,0) 439 (4,13) 391 (23,20) 278 (12,16) 529 (15,32) 1648 (54,81)
  1. KL Keelung, TY Taoyuan, HC Hsinhu, TC Taichung, YL Yunlin, TN Tainan, KH Kaohsiung, PT Pingtung, TT Taitung, HL Hualien, YL Yilan
  2. aName of County or City in Taiwan
  3. bInternational Harbor