Sites in China where samples were obtained for
testing by ELISA and PCR. People sampled in Jiangsu province were apparently healthy individuals attending the Subei People’s Hospital for routine health checks. Dogs sampled in Taixing of Jiangsu were apparently healthy animals in a breeding kennel and parts of those from Gansu province were from a shelter while all other dog samples were obtained from patients with a variety of conditions attending the veterinary clinic. The cats sampled from Jiangsu were apparently healthy animals in a shelter while those from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong were from the veterinary clinic with variety conditions. In Jiangsu, ticks and lice were obtained from breeding kennel dogs and fleas were obtained from feral cats. The mice were captured in traps in Guangdong and the mosquitoes were captured with hand-nets in the environs of the Yangzhou University of Jiangsu.