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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

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Sin Nombre Virus Infection in Field Workers, Colorado, USA

Fernando Torres-Pérez1, Linda Wilson1, Sharon K. Collinge, Heath Harmon, Chris Ray, Rafael A. Medina, and Brian HjelleComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (F. Torres-Pérez, B. Hjelle); Boulder County Public Health, Boulder, Colorado, USA (L. Wilson, H. Harmon); University of Colorado, Boulder (S.K. Collinge, C. Ray); The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA (R.A. Medina); 1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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Mammal species, abundance, seropositivity, and Sin Nombre virus RNA quantification during May–June and August–September 2005, Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson counties, Colorado, USA*

Species (common name) No. animals
No. seropositive
Antibody prevalence, %
SNV titers
May–Jun Aug–Sep May–Jun Aug–Sep May–Jun Aug–Sep
Chaetodipus hispidus (hispid pocket mouse) 23 58 0 2 0 3.44
Cynomys ludovicianus (black-tailed prairie dog) 171 33 0 0 0 0
Microtus ochrogaster (prairie vole) 26 11 0 1 0 9.1
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole) 10 1 2 0 20 0
Mus musculus (house mouse) 1 2 0 0 0 0
Neotoma mexicana (Mexican woodrat) 3 0 0 0 0 0
Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse) 711 780 105 82 14.77 10.5 Animal 1050, 520.8 copies/mL; Animal 2404, 87.45 copies/mL
Reithrodontomys megalotis (western harvest mouse) 8 21 1 4 12.5 19.0
Spermophilus tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) 3 4 0 0 0 0
Sylvilagus audubonii (Audubon's cottontail) 1 1 0 0 0 0

*SNV, Sin Nombre virus.

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