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Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018

Autochthonous Human Case of Seoul Virus Infection, the Netherlands

Caroline SwaninkComments to Author , Johan Reimerink, Jet Gisolf, Ankje de Vries, Mark Claassen, Liesbeth Martens, Toos Waegemaekers, Harry Rozendaal, Stasja Valkenburgh, Tabitha Hoornweg, and Miriam Maas
Author affiliations: Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, the Netherlands (C. Swanink, J. Gisolf, M. Claassen); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (J. Reimerink, A. de Vries, T. Hoornweg, M. Maas); Municipal Health Service Gelderland-Midden, Arnhem (L. Martens, T. Waegemaekers); Dutch Food and Consumer Products Safety Authority, Utrecht, the Netherlands (H. Rozendaal, S. Valkenburgh)

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Table 3

Results of Seoul virus tests in rats from the patient’s residence and the rat breeding farm, the Netherlands, September 2016

Source Tested rats No. (%) seropositive rats No. (%) rats found to be positive by rRT-PCR
Feeder rats of the patient, n =10
5 fresh adults 2 (40) 2 (40)
5 frozen adults
4 (80)
4 (80)
Feeder rats from the farm, n = 8,000–9,000 40 adults 40 (100) 40 (100)
16 juveniles 1 (6) 0 (0)

*rRT-PCR, real-time reverse transcription PCR.

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