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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

Dispatch

Hantaviruses and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Maranhão, Brazil

Elizabeth S. Travassos da Rosa, Elba R. Sampaio de Lemos, Daniele B. de Almeida Medeiros, Darlene B. Simith, Armando de Souza Pereira, Mauro R. Elkhoury, Wellington S. Mendes1, José R.B. Vidigal, Renata C. de Oliveira, Paulo S. D’Andrea, Cibele R. Bonvícino, Ana C.R. Cruz, Márcio R.T. Nunes, and Pedro F.C. VasconcelosComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Brazil (E.S. Travassos da Rosa, D.B. de Almeida Medeiros, D.B. Simith, A. de Souza Pereira, A.C.R. Cruz, M.R.T. Nunes, P.F. da Costa Vasconcelos); Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (E.R. Sampaio de Lemos, R.C. de Oliveira, P.S. D’Andrea); Pan American Health Organization, Brasília, Brazil (M.R. Elkhoury); Federal University of Maranhão, São Luís, Brazil (W.S. Mendes); State Health Secretariat, São Luís (J.R.B. Vidigal); National Institute of Cancer, Rio de Janeiro (C.R. Bonvicino); Pará State University, Belém, Brazil (A.C.R. Cruz, P.F. da Costa Vasconcelos)

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Table 1

Characteristics of 5 human case-patients with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and 3 rodents infected with hantavirus, Maranhão, Brazil*

Sample origin† Municipality/town Patient age, y Sample collection date Symptom duration, d Clinical outcome ELISA results
GenBank accession no.
IgG IgM
Human
Be H 666379‡ Anajatuba/São Roque 24 2003 Mar 25 1 Died Neg Pos HM238889
Be H 668281 Santa Rita/Conceição 21 2003 May 14 6 Recovered Pos Pos
Be H 670957‡ Anajatuba/Fomento 24 2003 Jul 22 4 Recovered Pos Pos HM238890
Be H 672862‡ Santa Rita/NA 39 2003 Oct 21 10 Recovered Neg Pos HM238885
Be H 708080
Anajatuba/Roncador
28
2006 Jun 12
NA
Died
Neg
Pos

Rodent Species
BeAN669104‡ Anajatuba/São Roque NA 2003 May 27 Necromys lasiurus Pos ND HM238886
BeAN690936‡ Anajatuba/São Roque NA 2005 May 18 Oligoryzomys fornesi Pos ND HM238887
BeAN690985‡ Anajatuba/São Roque NA 2005 May23 O. fornesi Pos ND HM238888

*Ig, immunoglobulin; Neg, negative; Pos, positive; NA, not available; ND, not done.
†Serum samples were obtained from humans (males), and lung tissue samples were obtained from rodents (males).
‡Amplicons for these samples were sequenced.

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1Deceased.

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