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. Nov-Dec 1999;5(6):792-7.
doi: 10.3201/eid0506.990608.

Hantavirus Reservoir Hosts Associated With Peridomestic Habitats in Argentina

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Hantavirus Reservoir Hosts Associated With Peridomestic Habitats in Argentina

G Calderón et al. Emerg Infect Dis. .
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Abstract

Five species of sigmodontine rodents have been identified in Argentina as the putative reservoirs of six circulating hantavirus genotypes. Two species of Oligoryzomys are associated with the genotypes causing hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Oligoryzomys flavescens for Lechiguanas and O. longicaudatus for Andes and Oran genotypes. Reports of human cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome prompted rodent trapping (2,299 rodents of 32 species during 27,780 trap nights) at potential exposure sites in three disease-endemic areas. Antibody reactive to Sin Nombre virus was found in six species, including the known hantavirus reservoir species. Risk for peridomestic exposure to host species that carry recognized human pathogens was high in all three major disease-endemic areas.

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Sites of rodent trapping and human cases in three hantavirus pulmonary syndrome-endemic zones in Argentina.

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