TABLE 2

Bartonella infection rates in liver and spleen tissues of rodents collected on Heixiazi Island, Chinaa

Rodent speciesLiverSpleenLiver and spleen coisolation
nNo. (%) positivenNo. (%) positive
Microtus fortis51 (20.0)51 (20.0)1
Microtus maximowiczii11 (100.0)11 (100.0)1
Myodes rutilus4625 (54.3)4322 (51.2)19
Apodemus agrarius114 (36.4)115 (45.5)2
Eutamias sibiricus1011 (100)0
Apodemus peninsulae63 (50)62 (33.3)2
Total7034 (48.6)6732 (47.8)25
  • a There were no significant differences in the rates of Bartonella isolate recovery from liver and spleen (P > 0.05).