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Volume 9, Number 10—October 2003

Mayaro Virus in Wild Mammals, French Guiana

Benoît de Thoisy*, Jacques Gardon*, Rosa Alba Salas†, Jacques Morvan*, and Mirdad Kazanji*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, French Guiana; †Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC), Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

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Table 2

Mayaro virus seroprevalence in free-ranging non-flying mammals, French Guiana (seroneutralization assay)

Order Species (n) Seroprevalence (%)
Xenarthra 2-toed sloth, Choloepus didactylus (26) 27
3-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus (29) 3
Kappler armadillo, Dasypus kappleri (20) 0
Nine-banded armadillo, D. novemcinctus (40) 10
Collared anteater, Tamandua tetradactyla (26) 23
Marsupiala Common opossum, Didelphis marsupialis (29) 3
White-eared opossum, D. albiventris (19) 10
Brown 4-eyed opossum, Metachirus nudicaudatus (19) 0
Grey 4-eyed opossum, Philander opossum (27) 19
Woolly opossum, Caluromys philander (5) 20
Rodentia Acouchy, Myoprocta acouchy (29) 0
Red-rumped agouti, Dasyprocta leporina (29) 17
Brazilian porcupine, Coendou prehensilis (26) 11
Black-tailed porcupine, Coendou melanurus (15) 13
Paca, Agouti paca (17) 0
Terrestrial spiny rat, Proechimys sp. (18) 5
Arboreal spiny rat, Echimys spp. (21) 5
Carnivora Kinkajou, Potos flavus (9) 11
Coati, Nasua nasua and Tayra, Eira barbara (7) 11
Artiodactyla Collared peccary, Tayassu tajacu (7) 0
Brocket deers, Mazama spp. (10) 0
Primata Red howler monkey, Alouatta seniculus (98) 52
White-faced saki, Pithecia pithecia (5) 80
Squirrel monkey, Saimiri sciureus (6) 67
Golden-handed tamarin, Saguinus midas (42) 19

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