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Table 1 Small mammals trapped during the study with number of arenavirus-positive individuals (PCR-positive/IgG-positive). For Mastomys erythroleucus and M. natalensis additional numbers in parentheses indicate (PCR percentage prevalence/IgG percentage prevalence)

From: Widespread arenavirus occurrence and seroprevalence in small mammals, Nigeria

  Non endemic zone for Lassa fever Endemic zone for Lassa fever Total
  Abagboro Ilobu Kako Esira Eguare Egoro Ekpoma Abakaliki Ndubia Onmba Abena Mayo Ranewo Ngel Nyaki  
Rodentia
Aethomys cf. stannarius          2    2
Arvicanthis niloticus       1     3   4
Gerbilliscus kempi          12    12
Hylomyscus pamfi 3   2 (1/-)          5
Lemniscomys striatus          3    3
Lophuromys sikapusi 1    1 2 2       6
Mastomys erythroleucus       2 (-/1) (- /50%) 31 20 (-/3) (- /15%) 63 (3/11) (5%/18%)    116
Mastomys natalensis 99 (-/1) (- /1%)   7 13 29 (6/5) (21%/17%) 36 (9/13) (25%/36%)    34 31 (1a/16) (3%/52%) 24 (-/5) (- /21%) 273
Mus baoulei 6 5 (-/4) 4 (-/1)          15
Mus minutoides 12    1 1 3 (-/1)    2    19
Mus musculoides         5 4    9
Mus setulosus 6   9   1       1 17
Praomys daltoni 12    2 126 (-/4) 47 (-/2)       187
Praomys jacksoni            16 16
Praomys misonnei    1 (-/1)          1
Rattus rattus   3 (-/1)    1 3 (-/1) 3 4 6    20
Uranomys ruddi      1        1
Insectivora
Crocidura spp. 14   4 3 19 69 (-/2) 24 29 32 4 1 199
Erinaceus albiventris           1   1
 Total 153 8 27 20 180 163 58 58 158 39 42 906
  1. aPCR-positive results in all cases represent LASV infection except in Mayo Ranewo, where M. natalensis was PCR-positive for a Mobala-like arenavirus
  2. Adapted from [2, 14, 20]