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Table 2 Number of bats tested for virus- neutralizing antibodies per species and percentage of positive bats with confidence intervals (CIs) during active surveillance in 2016 and 2017

From: Molecular and serological survey of lyssaviruses in Croatian bat populations

Species Number of sampled bats M F Analyzed blood samples M F Obtained results
Overall (%pos) [CI] M (%pos) [CI] F (%pos) [CI]
ES 1 1 / 1 1 / 1 (0.00) 1 (0.00) /
MS 222 109 113 210 100 110 200 (2.50) [1.07–5.72] 96 (2.08) [0.57–7.28] 104 (2.88) [0.99–8.14]
MB 17 15 2 16 14 2 16 (6.25) [1.11–28.33] 14 (7.14) [1.27–31.47] 2 (0.00)
ME 1 / 1 / / / / / /
MM 56 2 54 53 2 51 52 (25.00) [15.23–38.21] 2 (50.00) [9.45–90.55] 50 (24.00) [14.30–37.41]
MM/B 7 2 5 3 1 2 2 (50.00) [9.45–90.55] / 2 (50.00) [9.45–90.55]
MN 1 / 1 1 / 1 1 (0.00) / 1 (0.00)
RF 86 45 41 78 40 38 77 (0.00) 39 (0.00) 38 (0.00)
Not determined 1 / / 1 / / 1 (0.00) / /
Total 392 174 217 363 158 204 350 (5.71) [3.73–8.66] 152 (2.63) [1.03–6.57] 197 (8.12) [5.06–12.78]
  1. ES Eptesicus serotinus, MS Miniopterus schreibersii, MB Myotis blythii, ME Myotis emarginatus, MM Myotis myotis, MM/B Myotis myotis/blythii, MN Myotis nattereri, RF Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, M male, F female, pos positive