Increased loss in body weight in Stripe-faced Dunnart during disease outbreak. Values shown present the mean change in body weights ± S.E.M. of Stripe-faced Dunnarts during July-December (calculated as the weight of individual animals in September and December as a percentage of their weight in July). Data shown is from one year of the disease outbreak (2003; n = 25) and a normal year when no increased mortality was observed (2006; n = 35). Both males and females are included and the data combined, as both sexes lost similar body weights. There was no significant difference in body weights in September 2003 and 2006. However, the animals lost significantly more weight in the period up to December 2003, compared to the same period in 2006 (* p < 0.001; ANOVA).