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Table 2 Prevalence of Babesia microti in small mammals of different species

From: High prevalence of Babesia microti in small mammals in Beijing

Order Families Subfamily Genus Species No. of tested No. of positive Positive rate (%) No. of Kobe- type (%) No. of U.S.- type (%)
Rodentia Cricetidae Cricetinaeh Tscherskia Tscherskia triton 12 4 33.3 3 (25.0) 1 (8.3)
Arvicolinae Myodes Myodes rufocanus 4 1 25.0 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0)
Muridae Murinae Niviventer Niviventer confucianus 188 58* 30.9 51 (27.1) 8 (4.3)
Apodemus Apodemus speciosus 120 19 15.8 14 (11.7) 5 (4.2)
Apodemus agrarius 82 11 13.4 10 (12.2) 1 (1.2)
Mus Mus musculus 197 22 11.2 13 (6.6) 9 (4.6)
Rattus Rattus norvegicus 776 52 6.7 39 (5.0) 13 (1.7)
Sciuridae Xerinae Sciurotamias Sciurotamias davidianus 7 0 0.0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Insectivora Soricidae Soricinae Sorex Sorex unguiculatus 5 1 20.0 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. *Among the 58 positive rodents of Niviventer confucianus, there was one infected by both Kobe-type and U.S.-type B. microti