Neutralizing antibodies in survivors of Sin Nombre and Andes hantavirus infection

Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Jan;12(1):166-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1201.050930.


We evaluated titers of homotypic and heterotypic neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) to Andes and Sin Nombre hantaviruses in plasma samples from 20 patients from Chile and the United States. All but 1 patient had high titers of NAb. None of the plasma samples showed high titers against the heterologous virus.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Viral / blood
  • Antibodies, Viral / immunology*
  • Chile / epidemiology
  • Hantavirus / immunology*
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome / blood
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome / immunology*
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome / virology
  • Humans
  • Neutralization Tests
  • Sin Nombre virus / immunology*
  • Survivors*
  • United States / epidemiology


  • Antibodies, Viral