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Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006

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Hantaviruses in Serbia and Montenegro

Anna Papa*Comments to Author , Bojana Bojovič†, and Antonis Antoniadis*
Author affiliations: *World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; †Torlak Institute of Immunology and Virology, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

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Table 1

ELISA and PCR results from 31 serum samples tested in this study*

Patient Sex Year of birth ELISA (indexes)
PCR
Collection date (day of illness) IgM HTNV IgG HTNV IgM PUUV IgG PUUV MS MM-G1 PPT
GD M 1979 Oct 17 2.5 1.8 Cutoff Cutoff Neg
CS M 1972 Oct 17 2.9 Neg Cutoff Neg
PM M 1958 Oct 9 Neg 1.8 Neg 1.4
DZ F 1951 Sep 20 3.2 2.0 Cutoff Neg Neg
RD M 1968 Aug 19 3.3 2.3 Cutoff Cutoff Neg
DR M 1958 Aug 9 Cutoff Neg Cutoff Cutoff
SS F 1973 Aug 1 2.9 2.1 Neg Neg
DO M 1956 Jul 26 1.8 2.5 1.5 1.5 Neg Neg
RM M UNK Jul 12 2.65 2.13 Cutoff Cutoff
VM M 1962 Jun 14 2.7 Cutoff 1.61 Cutoff Neg Neg
MM M 1936 Jun 10 2.7 2.4 Neg Neg
GM M 1937 May 13 3.2 2.8 Cutoff Cutoff Neg
TV F 1964 Apr 23 (day 11) 1.6 3.3 Neg 1.7 Neg
Apr 24 (day 12) 1.7 3.5 Neg 2.0 DOBV Neg
May 8 (day 26) Neg 4.7 Neg 1.9
IR F 1981 May 17(day 8) 6.9 2.0 1.6 Cutoff Neg Neg
May 24 (day 15) 6.6 2.9 1.5 Cutoff
CJ M 1957 May 24 (day 11) 5.0 2.5 1.5 Neg Neg Neg
May 27 (day 14) 4.2 2.7 1.8 Neg
Oct 23 (day 5) Neg 4.2 Neg Neg
TD M 1958 Jun 11 (day 12) 4.0 1.7 1.9 2.2 Neg Neg
Jun 13 (day 14) 5.0 2.5 1.8 2.2
Jun 28 (day 29) 4.4 3.4 2.0 2.2
GA M 2002 Jun 19 Neg 1.8 Neg Cutoff Neg Neg
SM M 1961 Jul 3 (day 7) 3.1 1.1 Neg Neg Neg Neg
Jul 7 (day 11) 4.6 2.4 Neg Neg
PV F 1972 Jun 20 (day 5) 4.3 2.0 Neg Neg DOBV Neg
MD ? 1981 Sep 18 (day 8) 4.3 1.2 Neg Neg DOBV DOBV
Sep 30 (day 20) 4.1 5.0 Neg Neg Neg

*ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; HTNV, Hantaan virus; PUUV, Puumala virus; DOBV, Dobrava/Belgrade virus; MS, primers for partial N coding regions of hantaviruses associated with rodents of the Murinae subfamily; MM-G1, primers for partial G1 coding regions of hantaviruses associated with rodehttp://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eidnts of the Murinae subfamily; PPT, primers for partial N coding regions of hantaviruses associated with rodents of the Arvicolinae subfamily; Unk, unknown; neg, negative; DOBV, a positive PCR band yielding Dobrava/Belgrade virus nucleotide sequences.

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