TABLE 2.

Total number of animals and patient samples tested and number of acridine orange-positive and number of ospC PCR-positive samples

Specimen typeNo. of samplesNo. of AO-positive samplesa (%)No. of PCR-positive samples (%)
Patients
    Blood66 (100)6 (100)
    Skin22 (100)1 (50)
Total (%)88 (100)7 (87.5)
Small mammals
    Blood5927 (45.8)2 (7.4)
    Ear5944 (74.6)16 (36.4)
Total (%)11871 (60.2)18 (25.4)
  • a Acridine orange (AO) staining on culture samples.