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Table 1 Frequency of antibodies against BTV in wild ruminants.

From: Role of wild ruminants in the epidemiology of bluetongue virus serotypes 1, 4 and 8 in Spain

Category Value No. Samples* No. Positive (%)
Species    
  Red deer 900 381 (42.3)
  Fallow deer 188 61 (32.4)
  Mouflon 101 28 (27.7)
  Roe deer 150 3 (2.0)
Age    
  Juveniles 98 21 (21.4)
  Sub-adults 261 74 (28.4)
  Adults 653 289 (44.3)
Region    
  Western 553 190 (34.4)
  Central 430 196 (45.6)
  Eastern 356 87 (24.4)
Sex    
  Female 419 167 (39.9)
  Male 538 232 (43.1)
Hunting season    
  2006/2007 51 24 (47.1)
  2007/2008 54 23 (42.6)
  2008/2009 174 41 (23.6)
  2009/2010 744 255 (34.3)
  2010/2011 316 130 (41.1)
  1. *Samples with no data on age or sex and cytotoxic sera were omitted.