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Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005

Research

Person-to-Person Transmission of Andes Virus

Valeria P. Martinez*Comments to Author , Carla Bellomo*, Jorge San Juan†, Diego Pinna‡, Raul Forlenza§, Malco Elder¶, and Paula J. Padula*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS "Dr. C.G. Malbrán," Buenos Aires, Argentina; †Hospital de Infecciosas "F.J. Muñiz," Buenos Aires, Argentina; ‡Hospital Privado de La Comunidad, Mar del Plata, Argentina; §Dirección de Epidemiología del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; ¶Dirección de Epidemiología de la Provincia Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina

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Table 1

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome patients and their epidemiologic relationships, Argentina, 2002*

Cluster/patient Age, y Date of onset Date of death Residence Probable place of infection or risk activity
C1-f 41 7/10/02 7/16/02 BA City Farm in LP (BA)
C1-s 14 8/8/02 BA City Spent weekend at his father's house (Jul 13–14/02)
C2-d1 12 7/24/02 7/29/02 LP, rural area, (BA). El Peligro neighborhood. Home
C2-d2 11 7/28/02 LP, rural area, (BA). El Peligro neighborhood. Home
C2-s NA LP, rural area, (BA). El Peligro neighborhood. Home
C2-m 40 8/04/02 8/15/02 LP, rural area, (BA). El Peligro neighborhood. Home
C3-1 28 8/26/02 LP, rural area, (BA). Abasto neighborhood. Home
C3-2 27 8/29/02 LP, rural area, (BA). Abasto neighborhood. Home
C3-3 21 9/10/02 LP, rural area, (BA). Abasto neighborhood. Home
C3-4 30 9/14/02 LP, rural area, (BA). Abasto neighborhood. Home
C4-a 39 11/21/02 CI (RN) Visited VA (NQ), Oct 20–30/02
C4-b 58 12/08/02 MP (BA) Traveled by bus with C4-a from MP to NQ (11/23/02)
C4-c 38 12/31/02 1/02/03 MP (BA) Several contacts with C4-b
NL-1 17 10/27/98 LP (BA) Rural worker
NL-2 42 11/7/02 11/14/02 VA (NQ) Rural worker. bitten by a rodent 9 days before the onset of symptoms
NL-3 22 12/8/02 VA (NQ) Rural worker
NL-4 31 12/19/97 LO (NQ) Housekeeper
NL-5 56 12/02/99 12/08/99 SM (NQ) Rural worker

*BA, Buenos Aires; NL, nonlinked cases; LP, La Plata City; NA, not available; CI, Cipolletti City; RN, Rio Negro Province; NQ, Neuquén; MP, Mar del Plata City; VA, Villa La Angostura City; LO, Loncopué City; SM, San Martín de los Andes City; NA, not available.

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