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Volume 15, Number 6—June 2009

Research

Hantaviruses in Rodents and Humans, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

Yong-Zhen ZhangComments to Author , Feng-Xian Zhang, Na Gao, Jian-Bo Wang, Zhi-Wei Zhao, Ming-Hui Li, Hua-Xin Chen, Yang Zou, and Alexander Plyusnin
Author affiliations: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Changping, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (Y.-Z. Zhang, F.-X. Zhang, N. Gao, M.-H. Li, H.-X. Chen, Y. Zou); Huhehaote Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Huhehaote, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (F.-X. Zhang); Yakeshi Center for Disease Control and Prevention,Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (J.-B. Wang); Bayannaoer Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Bayannaoer, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (Z.-W. Zhao); Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (A. Plyusnin)

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Table 2

Number of cases and geographic distribution of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Inner Mongolia, China, by decade or partial decade, 1955–2006

Years No. cases Districts (no. affected counties)
1955–1960 786 Hulunbeier (2)
1961–1970 12 Hulunbeier (5), Chifeng (1)
1971–1980 67 Hulunbeier (7), Chifeng (1), Xingan (1), Tongliao (1)
1981–1990 1,242 Hulunbeier (9), Chifeng (2), Xingan (2), Tongliao (1)
1991–2000 4,002 Hulunbeier (9), Chifeng (6), Xingan (5), Tongliao (4), Huhehaote (3), Baotou (1), Bayannaoer (2), Wulanchabu (2)
2001–2006 2,197 Hulunbeier (9), Chifeng (10), Xingan (6), Tongliao (4), Huhehaote (9), Baotou (4), Bayannaoer (7), Wulanchabu (6), Ordos (1)

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