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Volume 18, Number 6—June 2012

Novel Variant of Beilong Paramyxovirus in Rats, China

Patrick C.Y. Woo1, Susanna K.P. Lau1, Beatrice H.L. Wong1, Ying Wu, Carol S.F. Lam, and Kwok-Yung YuenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China

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Mammals screened for Beilong virus, People’s Republic of China, September 2008–August 2009

Animal Sample type*
Bats, n = 502 Throat swab, rectal swab
Cats, n = 130 Nasal swab, rectal swab, urine, blood
Cattle, n = 100 Nasal swab, rectal swab, liver, buffy coat, plasma
Dogs, n = 149 Nasal swab, rectal swab, urine, blood
Hamsters, n = 49 Throat swab, intestinal swab, kidney
Pigs, n = 100 Nasal swab, rectal swab, liver, blood
Wild urban rodents, n = 120 Rectal swab, throat swab, rectal swab, kidney, spleen
Wild rural rodents, n = 248 Throat swab, rectal swab

*All sample types listed for each animal were collected except wild rodents: 237 throat swab and 246 rectal swab samples were collected from 248 wild rodents.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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