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Table 2 Numbers of rodents and shrews positive for Yersinia pestis DNA gene

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

Animal species Number tested No. of PCR positive 95% confidence interval (CI)a
Mastomys natalensis 72 3 (4.2%) 0.87–11.70
Rattus rattus 16 1 (6.25%) 0.16–30.23
Saccostomus spp. 15 0  
Tatera spp. 2 0  
Graphiurus spp. 2 0  
Crocidura spp. 86 1 (1.2%) 0.03–6.31
Mus pp 2 0  
Acomys spp. 1 0  
Total 199 5 (2.5%) 0.82–5.77
  1. aClopper–Pearson exact CI method was used