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Table 3 ELISA results from rodents and shrews using anti-rat and anti-mouse as secondary antibodies respectively

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

Animal species No. of sera tested for antibodies No. of positives when using anti-rat antibody 95% confidence interval (CI)a No. of positives when using anti-mouse antibody 95% confidence interval (CI)a
Mastomys natalensis 72 12 (6%) 3.15–10.3 17 (8.5%) 5.06–13.33
Rattus rattus 16 2 (1.0%) 0.12–3.58 2 (1.0%) 0.12–3.58
Saccostomus spp. 15 2 (1.0%) 0.12–3.58 3 (1.5%) 0.31–4.34
Tatera spp. 2 1 (0.5%) 0.01–2.77 0 (0.0%)  
Graphiurus spp. 5 1 (0.5%) 0.01–2.77 3 (1.5%) 0.31–4.34
Crocidura spp. 86 7 (4.0%) 1.43–7.11 9 (4.5%) 2.09–8.41
Mus spp. 2 0 (0.0%)   1 (0.5%) 0.01–2.77
Acomys spp. 1 0 (0.0%)   0 (0.0%)  
Total 199 25 (12.6%) 8.3–17.98 35 (17.6%) 12.57–23.6
  1. aClopper–Pearson exact CI method was used