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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

Research

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Argentina, 1995–2008

Valeria P. MartinezComments to Author , Carla M. Bellomo, María Luisa Cacace, Paola Suárez, Liliana Bogni, and Paula J. Padula
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud “Dr. C. G. Malbrán,” Buenos Aires, Argentina (V.P. Martinez, C.M. Bellomo, P.J. Padula); Hospital San Vicente de Paul de la Nueva Orán, Salta, Argentina (M.L. Cacace); Hospital Descentralizado–Región Sanitaria XI–Ministerio de Salud de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (P. Suarez); Área Programática Esquel–Secretaría de Salud de la Provincia de Chubut, Esquel, Argentina (L. Bogni)

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Figure 1

Distribution of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) cases in Argentina, 1995–2008. A) The 5 Argentine epidemiologic regions and percentages of HPS cases in each one are shown. B) Six of the 18 ecoregions (18) represented by the colors indicated in the reference key; percentages of HPS cases in each ecoregion are shown. Location of HPS cases is represented approximately by point density. Total no. of cases analyzed: 692; confirmed cases of person-to-person transmission were excluded from this ana

Figure 1. Distribution of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) cases in Argentina, 1995–2008. A) The 5 Argentine epidemiologic regions and percentages of HPS cases in each one are shown. B) Six of the 18 ecoregions (18) represented by the colors indicated in the reference key; percentages of HPS cases in each ecoregion are shown. Location of HPS cases is represented approximately by point density. Total no. of cases analyzed: 692; confirmed cases of person-to-person transmission were excluded from this analysis. NOA, Northwest; NEA, Northeast.

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