Table 1

Hantavirus infection in brown rats using a pan-hantavirus RT-PCR assay

YearSite and map IDSite typeLocationRattus norvegicus collectedHantavirus positive (%)
2014ADairy farmCheshire50/5 (0)*
2015BBeef farmDerbyshire10/1 (0)*
2015CBeef farmCheshire60/6 (0)*
2015DSmallholdingDenbighshire10/1 (0)*
2015EUrbanMerseyside40/4 (0)*
2015FResidentialCheshire40/4 (0)*
2015GPig FarmNorth Yorkshire162/16 (12.5)
2015–2016HPig farmCheshire103/10 (30)
2015IPig farmEast Yorkshire10/1 (0)
2015JRoad killEast Yorkshire11/1 (100)
2015KPig farmEast Yorkshire20/2 (0)
2015LPig farmNorth Yorkshire11/1 (100)
2015MPig farmWest Yorkshire166/16 (37.5)
Total6813/68 (19)
  • PCR was performed on lung and kidney tissues except those marked by asterisks.

  • *Tested using only kidney tissue.