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Volume 22, Number 12—December 2016

Investigation of and Response to 2 Plague Cases, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, 2015

Mary Danforth, Mark Novak, Jeannine Petersen, Paul S. Mead, Luke Kingry, Matthew Weinburke, Danielle Buttke, Gregory Hacker, James Tucker, Michael Niemela, Bryan Jackson, Kerry Padgett, Kelly Liebman, Duc Vugia, and Vicki L. KramerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, California, USA (M. Danforth, M. Novak, G. Hacker, J. Tucker, M. Niemela, B. Jackson, K. Padgett, K. Liebman, D. Vugia, V. Kramer); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (J. Petersen, P. Mead, L. Kingry); National Park Service, El Portal, California, and Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (M. Weinburke, D. Buttke)

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Table 5

Summary of Yersinia pestis serology results, by species, Yosemite National Park, August 5–October 22, 2015

Animal (taxonomic name) Tested, no. Y. pestis–positive rodents, no. Y. pestis seroprevalence, %
Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) 59 0 0
California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) 41 3 7.3
Lodgepole chipmunk (Tamias speciosus) 33 5 15.2
Golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis) 18 0 0
Brush mouse (Peromyscus boylii) 6 0 0
Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) 5 0 0
Belding’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus beldingi) 1 0 0
Long-tailed vole (Microtus longicaudus)
Total 164 8 4.9

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