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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

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Pathogenic Hantaviruses, Northeastern Argentina and Eastern Paraguay

Paula Padula*Comments to Author , Valeria P. Martinez*, Carla Bellomo*, Silvina Maidana*, Jorge San Juan†, Paulina Tagliaferri‡, Severino Bargardi§, Cynthia Vazquez, Norma Colucci, Julio Estévez#, and María Almiron**
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr. Carlos. G. Malbrán,” Buenos Aires, Argentina; †Hospital de Enfermedades Infecciosas “Francisco J. Muñiz,” Buenos Aires, Argentina; ‡Hospital de Pediatría de Posadas, Misiones, Argentina; §Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Posadas, Argentina ¶Laboratorio Central de Salud Pública, Asunción, Paraguay; #Ministerio de Salud Pública Provincial, Misiones, Argentina; **Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, Asunción, Paraguay;

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Table 1

Sigmodontine rodents captured and surveyed for antibodies to Andes hantavirus and viral RNA, northeast Argentina and eastern Paraguay*

Location Period Species No. Seropositive rodents, no (%) RT-PCR–
positive rodents
Caaguazu, Paraguay Spring 2000 Akodon sp. 1 0
Calomys callosus 1 0
Caaguazu, Paraguay Summer 2001 Holochilus brasiliensis 4 0
C. callosus 1 0
Central Paraguay Summer 2001 Oryzomys buccinatus 2 0
Reserve Limoy, Paraguay Winter 2001 A. cursor 7 1 (14.3) 1
C. callosus 2 0 0
Caaguazu, Paraguay Spring 2001 A. cursor 8 0
A. nigrita 1 0
Reserve Limoy, Paraguay Summer 2002 A. cursor 5 0
Leandro N. Alem, Misiones, Argentina Autumn 2004 Oligoryzomys sp. 9 0
A. cursor 3 0
O. nigripes 1 0
O. flavescens 1 0
H. brasiliensis 1 0
Santa Ana Misiones,
Argentina Winter 2005 O. nigripes 28 3 (10.7) 3
A. montensis 8
O. flavescens 1
Leandro N. Alem, Misiones, Argentina Winter 2005 O. nigripes 14 2 (14.3) 2
A. montensis 3 0
O. flavescens 3 0
C. laucha 2 0

*RT, reverse transcription.

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