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Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008

Research

Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome Caused by 2 Lineages of Dobrava Hantavirus, Russia1

Boris Klempa*†2, Evgeniy A. Tkachenko‡2, Tamara K. Dzagurova‡, Yulia V. Yunicheva‡, Vyacheslav G. Morozov‡, Natalia M. Okulova‡, Galina P. Slyusareva‡, Aleksey Smirnov‡, and Detlev H. Kruger*Comments to Author 

Author affiliations: *Charité School of Medicine, Berlin, Germany; †Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia; ‡Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia;

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Table 1

Characteristics of 126 patients with Dobrava-Belgrade–associated 
hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, Russia*

Characteristic Region, %
Sochi (2000–2006),
n = 18 Lipetsk (2001–02),
n = 108
Sex
M 94 66
F
6
34
Age, y
<16 12 7
17–59 88 82
>60 0 11

*Boldface indicates statistically significant differences between groups. Comparison of binomial population proportions analysis implemented in Statlets (NWP Associates, Inc.; www.mrs.umn.edu/~sungurea/statlets/statlets.htm) indicates that the null hypothesis that the 2 proportions are equal could be rejected at significance level of 5.0%.

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1This work is dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague Milan Labuda, who died in August 2007.

2These authors contributed equally to this article.

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