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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004

Research

Outbreak of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Los Santos, Panama, 1999–2000

Vicente Bayard*†, Paul T. Kitsutani‡Comments to Author , Eduardo O. Barria*, Luis A. Ruedas§, David S. Tinnin¶, Carlos Muñoz#, Itza B. de Mosca#, Gladys Guerrero**, Rudick Kant††, Arsenio Garcia*, Lorenzo Caceres*, Fernando G. Gracia*, Evelia Quiroz*, Zoila de Castillo*, Blas Armien*, Marlo Libel††, James N. Mills‡, Ali S. Khan‡, Stuart T. Nichol‡, Pierre E. Rollin‡, Thomas G. Ksiazek‡, and Clarence J. Peters
Author affiliations: *Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Panama City, Panama; †University of Panama, Panama City, Panama; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; ¶University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; #Ministry of Health, Panama City, Panama; **Complejo Hospital A.A.M., Panama City, Panama; ††Pan American Health Organization, Washington DC, USA

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Table 2

Symptoms on admission in nine patients with laboratory-confirmed hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Los Santos Province, Panama, August 1999–February 2000

Symptom No. (%)
Fever 9 (100)
Dyspnea 8 ( 89)
Myalgia 8 ( 89)
Cough 7 ( 78)
Malaise 6 ( 67)
Vomiting 5 ( 56)
Nausea 4 ( 44)
Headache 4 ( 44)
Arthralgia 4 ( 44)
Weakness 4 ( 44)
Lower back pain 3 ( 33)
Abdominal pain 2 ( 22)
Chest pain 2 ( 22)
Dizziness 2 ( 22)
Diarrhea 1 ( 11)
Dysuria 1 ( 11)
Lower extremity edema 1 ( 11)

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