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Volume 21, Number 2—February 2015

Tickborne Relapsing Fever, Bitterroot Valley, Montana, USA

Joshua Christensen, Robert J. Fischer, Brandi N. McCoy, Sandra J. Raffel, and Tom G. SchwanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Montana, USA (J. Christensen); University of Montana College of Health Professionals and Biomedical Sciences, Missoula (J. Christensen); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, USA (R.J. Fischer, B.N. McCoy, S.J. Raffel, T.G. Schwan)

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Table 2

Animals serologically analyzed for infection with Borrelia hermsi in 3 locations, Bitterroot Valley, Montana, USA, July 8–September 13, 2013*

Species captured Common name No. captured by region
Corvallis Hughes Creek Lake Como Total
Urocitellus columbianis Columbian ground squirrel 0 53 0 53
Callospermophilus lateralis Golden-mantled ground squirrel 0 2† 35 37
Tamias ruficaudus Red-tailed chipmunk 0 28‡ 9† 37
Tamias amoenus Yellow-pine chipmunk 7† 1 0 8
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus American red squirrel 0 5 0 5
Glaucomys sabrinus Northern flying squirrel 0 1† 0 1
Peromyscus maniculatus Deer mouse 2 37 2 41
Zapus princeps Western jumping mouse 0 5† 0 5
Total NA 9 132 46 187

*NA, not applicable.
†One animal was seropositive.
‡Five animals were seropositive.

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