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Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004


Identifying Rodent Hantavirus Reservoirs, Brazil

Akemi Suzuki*Comments to Author , Ivani Bisordi*, Silvana Levis†, Jorge Garcia†, Luiz E. Pereira*, Renato P. Souza*, Teresa K.N. Sugahara*, Noemi Pini†, Delia Enria†, and Luiza T. M. Souza*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Adolfo Lutz–São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; †Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas Dr. Julio I. Maiztegui, Pergamino, Argentina

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Table 2

Rodent samples hantavirus positive by RT-PCR according to location and original ecosystem, Brazila

Specimen code Rodent species Original ecosystem County/state
On193576 Oligoryzomys nigripes Atlantic rainforest General Carneiro, PRa
Bl194307 Bolomys lasiurus Cerrado Franca, SP
Bl235018 B. lasiurus Cerrado Uberlândia, MG
Bl235518 B. lasiurus Cerrado Mariápolis, SP
Bl236546 B. lasiurus Cerrado Nuporanga, SP
On238341 O. nigripes Atlantic rainforest Seara, SC
On238477 O. nigripes Atlantic rainforest Seara, SC

aRT-PCR, reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction; PR, Paraná; SP, São Paulo; MG, Minas Gerais; SC, Santa Catarina.

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