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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 14, 2010; 16(6): 698-702
Published online Feb 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i6.698
Table 2 Infection rate in distinct areas with different rodent species
ReporterDateArea in ChinaInvestigated speciesInfection rate (%)
Zhou et al[33]1990Wuhan City, Hubei ProvinceNorway rat61.90
Rattus flavipectus61.90
Mus musculus19.10
Liu et al[40]1997Shandong ProvinceVarious rodent species including those of rodent-shaped animals27.36 (Norway rat dominant)
Zhou et al[34]1998Kunming City, Yunnan ProvinceNorway rat66.67
Yellow breasted rat65.13
Mus musculus21.11
Yuan et al[36]1998Ningde City, Fujian ProvinceChestnut rat55.56
Norway rat66.67
Rattus flavipectus44.33
Rattus losea38.94
Rattus confucianus30.00
Xue et al[37]1998Fuqing City, Fujian ProvinceRattus flavipectus13.11
Norway rat12.34
Mus musculus4.59
Zhang et al[35]2002Jiangle Location, Fujian ProvinceNorway rat46.15
Rattus flavipectus66.67
Shen et al[39]2003Dali City, Yunnan ProvinceCommensal Mus76.83
Norway rat77.01
Rattus flavipectus77.46
Wild Mus4.47
Rattus rattus sladerni38.81
Lin et al[41]2007Henan ProvinceNorway rat25.83
Rattus flavipectus12.90
Mus musculus10.00
Tung et al[38]2009TaichungVarious species of rodents49.50