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Table 3 PCR results of tissues from rodents (per specie) and shrews

From: Molecular epidemiological investigations of plague in Eastern Province of Zambia

Rodent spp Sinda district Nyimba district
No. sampled No. positive (PCR) No. sampled No. positive (PCR)
Mastomys natalensis 52 5 68 5
Gerbillurus spp 22 3 0 0
Rattus rattus 19 0 34 1
Crocidura spp 10 0 19 1
Saccostomus spp. (Pouched mouse) 3 1 31 0
Steatomys parvus (Fat mouse) 0 0 5 0
Total 106 9 (9.4%) 137 7 (5.1%)