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Table 1 The results of SFTSV RNA and antibodies in specimens of animals by real-time RT-PCR or ELISA assay

From: Prevalence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus in animals in Henan Province, China

Animal species Number of Animal (Positive rate %) Heart (Positive rate %) Liver (Positive rate %) Spleen (Positive rate %) Lungs (Positive rate %) Kidney (Positive rate %) Serum (Positive rate %)
Domestic animals        SFTSV RNA SFTSV antibodies
 Cattles 48 (18.75%) 1 (2.08%) 2 (4.17%) 5 (10.42%) 3 (6.25%) 3 (6.25%) 1 (2.08%) 47 (97.92%)
 Sheep 76 (15.79%) 3 (3.95%) 4 (5.26%) 7 (9.21%) 2 (2.63%) 4 (5.26%) 0 53 (69.74%)
 Dogs 44 (13.64%) 0 2 (4.55%) 3 (6.82%) 1 (2.27%) 1 (2.27%) 0 30 (68.18%)
 Pigs 63 (11.11%) 3 (4.76%) 1 (1.59%) 4 (6.35%) 1 (1.59%) 0 0 2 (3.17%)
 Chickens 82 (19.51%) 9 (10.98%) 7 (8.54%) 4 (4.82%) 10 (12.20%) 0 0 19 (23.17%)
 Ducks 61 (14.75%) 3 (4.92%) 5 (8.20%) 2 (3.28%) 5 (8.20%) 1 (1.64%) 0 12 (19.67%)
 Total 374 (15.76%) 19 (5.08%) 21 (5.61%) 25 (6.68%) 22 (5.88%) 9 (2.41%) 1 (0.23%) 163 (43.58%)
Wild animals
 Yellow weasels 45 (37.78%) 2 (4.44%) 4 (8.89%) 11 (24.44%) 3 (6.67%) 6 (13.33%) 1 (2.22%) 41 (91.11%)
 Hares 73 (21.92%) 3 (4.11%) 1 (1.37%) 13 (17.81%) 3 (4.11%) 2 (2.74%) 2 (2.74%) 46 (63.01%)
 Wild mice 52 (3.85%) 0 2 (3.85%) 0 0 0 0 4 (7.69%)
 Hedgehogs 15 (13.33%) 0 0 2 (13.33%) 0 0 0 6 (40.00%)
 Squirrels 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Wild boars 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Badgers 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Rock pigeons 23 (21.74%) 3 (13.04%) 2 (8.70%) 0 1 (4.35%) 0 0 8 (34.78%)
 Pheasants 14 (28.57%) 0 2 (14.29%) 0 3 (21.43%) 0 0 6 (42.86%)
 Turtledoves 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (14.29%)
 Total 241 (19.09%) 8 (3.32%) 11 (4.56%) 26 (10.79%) 10 (4.15%) 8 (3.32%) 3 (1.24%) 112 (46.47%)
  1. Animal positive rate: at least one sample from one animal was positive for SFTSV RNA by real-time RT-PCR, the samples include heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidney tissue
  2. Detection methods: the heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidney tissues were tested by real-time RT-PCR; the serum samples were tested by real-time RT-PCR and ELISA assay
  3. Abbreviations: SFTSV Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus, RT-PCR Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, RNA Ribonucleic acid