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Table 2 Species and genders of the captured small mammals and the prevalence of antibodies against Ehrlichia spp. and Orientia tsutsugamushi in small mammals in Taiwan from November 2004 to December 2008

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

    EHR STG p value
Species Sex Total Positive % Positive %
Rattus norvegicus M 602 17 2.82 36 5.98 0.0293
  F 489 13 2.66 31 6.34 0.0244
  U 11 3 27.27 2 18.18 1.0000
  total 1102 33 2.99 69 6.26 0.0023
Suncus murinus M 102 0 0.00 4 3.92 0.1213
  F 179 0 0.00 0 0.00 -
  U 3 0 0.00 0 0.00 -
  total 284 0 0.00 4 1.41 0.1237
Bandicota indica M 130 13 10.00 1 0.77 0.0014
  F 52 6 11.54 1 1.92 0.1123
  total 182 19 10.44 2 1.10 0.1886
Rattus losea M 35 2 5.71 1 2.86 1.0000
  F 15 0 0.00 2 13.33 0.4828
  total 50 2 4.00 3 6.00 1.0000
Mus musculus M 6 0 0.00 0 0.00 -
  F 10 0 0.00 0 0.00 -
  total 16 0 0.00 0 0.00 -
Rattus tanezumi M 5 0 0.00 0 0.00 -
  F 8 0 0.00 3 37.50 0.2000
  total 13 0 0.00 3 23.08 0.2200
Apodemus agrarius M 1 0 0.00 0 0.00 -
  F 0 0 - 0 -- -
  total 1 0 0.00 0 0.00 -
Total   1648 54 3.28 81 4.92  
  1. M male, F female, U unknown