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Table 1 PCR testing for Orientia tsutsugamushi on spleen, lung and liver tissue (aggregate results) of different small mammal species by site

From: Orientia tsutsugamushi dynamics in vectors and hosts: ecology and risk factors for foci of scrub typhus transmission in northern Thailand

Study site

Ban Song Kwair (BSK) (%)

Ban Mae Mon (BMM) (%)

Ban Thoet Thai (BTT) (%)

Total (% positive)

Bandicota indica

5/21 (24)

21 (23.8)

Berylmys berdmorei

0/1 (0)

1 (0)

Berylmys bowersi

1/1 (100)

0/2 (0)

4 (25)

Callosciurus erythraeus

0/1 (0)

1 (0)

Maxomys surifer

0/3 (0)

3 (0)

Menetes berdmorei

0/1 (0)

0/3 (0)

4 (0)

Mus caroli

0/1 (0)

0/1 (0)

2 (0)

Mus cookii

1/8 (13)

1/2 (50)

10 (20)

Niviventer fulvescens

0/1 (0)

2 (0)

Rattus andamanensis

6/19 (32)

19 (31.5)

Rattus exulans

3/16 (19)

1/2 (50)

18 (22.2)

Rattus nitidus

2/8 (25)

0/1 (0)

0/1 (0)

10 (20)

Rattus sp.

2/2 (100)

2 (100)

Rattus tanezumi

3/13 (23)

5/20 (25)

8/17 (47)

50 (32)

Suncus murinus

0/2 (0)

2 (0)

Tupaia glis

0/1 (0)

0/5 (0)

6 (0)

Total

16/64 (25)

7/43 (16)

15/48 (31)

155 (24.5)