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Table 1 Summary of testing of wild furbearers for Aleutian mink disease virus by CIEP and PCR in Nova Scotia, Canada (2009–2011) a,b

From: Aleutian mink disease virus in furbearing mammals in Nova Scotia, Canada

Species AN CO CU HX HA KI LU PI QU YA Mean and 95% CL
Bob cat    1/5 (20.0) 0/1 (0.0)   0/1 (0.0) 0/4 (0.0)   1/9 (11.1)   2/20 (10.0)
−4.4% - 24.4%
Coyote    11    2 8   3   0/24
Fisher   3 3         0/6
Fox   3 13   3 1 3   2   0/25
Mink 4/4c 7/7 13/14    9/11 18/19 2/2 d 1/1 2/2 56/60 (93.3)
(100) (100) (92.8)    (81/8) (94.7) (100) (100) (100) 86.8% - 99.9%
Otter       0/1 (0.0) 2/7 (28.6)   0/3 (0.0)   2/11 (18.2)
−9.0%- 45.4%
Raccoon   0/4 2/26 0/7 1/17 6/10 0/16 0/4 0/1   9/85 (10.6)
(0.0) (7.7) (0.0) (5.9) (60.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0)   3.9%-17.3%
Skunk    2/6 e (33.3)   0/2 (0.0)       2/8 (25.0)
−13.7% - 63.7%
Weasel 4/4 (100) 4/5 (80.0) 15/21 (71.4)   7/11 (63.6) 2/2 (100) 6/11 (54.6)   5/7 (71.4)   43/61 (70.5)
58.7%-82.3%
Sub-total 8/8 11/22 33/99 0/8 7/33 17/28 26/68 2/6 7/26 2/2 114/300 (38.0)
(100) (50.0) (33.3) (0.0) (21.2) (60.7) (38.2) (33.3) (26.9) (100)  
Beaver 1 10 13 2 11 7 7 6 1   0/58
Muskrat   3 10   10 10 10 10 6   0/59
Squirrel    25   10   6 4    0/45
Sub-total 1 13 48 2 31 17 23 20 7 0 0/162
Total 9 35 147 10 64 45 91 26 33 2 462
  1. a Number of positive animals over number tested. Percentages of positive animals are shown in brackets.
  2. PCR: Polymerase chain reaction.
  3. CIEP: Counterimmunoelectrophoresis.
  4. b AN = Annapolis, CO = Colchester, CU = Cumberland, HX = Halifax, HA = Hants, KI = Kings, LU = Lunenburg, PI = Pictou, QU = Queens, YA = Yarmouth.
  5. c Two of the 4 mink were CIEP positive but PCR negative.
  6. d One of the two mink was CIEP positive but PCR negative.
  7. e One of the two skunks was CIEP positive but PCR negative.