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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 3

Prevalence of hantavirus(es) in rodents by species, district, and ecological location, Inner Mongolia, China, 2003–2006*

Species Hulunbeier District
Huhehaote District
Bayannaoer District
Field/ grassland Residential area Field/desert grassland Residential area Field/desert grassland Residential area
Apodemus agrarius 132/9/3 81/4/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Apodemus peninsulae 25/2/0 11/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Rattus norvegicus 12/0/0 23/0/0 79/5/4 418/33/30 0/0/0 132/8/5
Mus musculus 0/0/0 7/0/0 0/0/0 21/0/0 0/0/0 19/0/0
Microtus maximowiczii 38/3/3 26/2/2 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Myodes rufocanus 18/0/0 3/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Myodes rutilus 89/0/0 54/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Cricetulus barabensis 7/0/0 3/0/0 33/0/0 0/0/0 41/0/0 0/0/0
Meriones meridianus 0/0/0 0/0/0 43/0/0 0/0/0 140/8/0 0/0/0
Allactage sibirica 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 6/0/0 0/0/0
Dipus sagitta
0/0/0
0/0/0

0/0/0
0/0/0

5/0/0
0/0/0
Total 321/14/6 208/6//3 155/5/4 439/33/30 192/8/0 151/8/5

*Data show no. of rodents captured/no. positive for hantavirus antigen/no. PCR positive.

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