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Volume 12, Number 8—August 2006


Incubation Period of Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome

Pablo A. Vial*Comments to Author , Francisca Valdivieso*, Gregory Mertz†, Constanza Castillo‡, Edith Belmar*, Iris Delgado*, Mauricio Tapia§, and Marcela Ferrés¶
Author affiliations: *Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile; †University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; ‡Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile; §Hospital Regional de Coyhaique, Coyhaique, Chile; ¶Pontifica Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile

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Figure. Incubation period for 20 patients in Chile in whom hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome caused by Andes virus developed after various periods of exposure. All patients progressed to the cardiopulmonary phase and were hospitalized at the end of the prodrome.

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