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Table 1 Specific flea indices and percentage incidence indices of fleas on rodent species

From: Serological and PCR investigation of Yersinia pestis in potential reservoir hosts from a plague outbreak focus in Zambia

Animal species Total number caught Total number infested Total number of fleas PII SFI
Mastomys natalensis 72 16 29 22.2 0.40
Rattus rattus 16 2 5 12.5 0.31
Saccostomus spp. 15 2 3 13.3 0.20
Tatera spp. 2 0 0 0 0
Graphiurus spp. 5 0 0 0 0
Crocidura spp. 86 0 0 0 0
Mus spp. 2 0 0 0 0
Acomys spp. 1 0 0 0 0
Total 199 20 37 10 0.19
  1. PII percentage incidence index; SFI specific flea index