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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

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Incidence Rate for Hantavirus Infections without Pulmonary Syndrome, Panama

Blas Armien, Juan M. Pascale, Carlos Munoz, Sang-Joon Lee, Kook L. Choi, Mario Avila, Candida Broce, Anibal G. Armien, Fernando Gracia, Brian Hjelle, and Frederick KosterComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Research, Panama City, Panama (B. Armien, J.M. Pascale); Ministry of Health, Panama City (C. Munoz, M. Avila, C. Broce); University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (S.-J. Lee, K.L. Choi); Inje University, Gimhae, South Korea (K.L. Choi); University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (A.G. Armien); Santo Tomas Hospital, Panama City (F. Gracia); University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (B. Hjelle); Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque (F. Koster)

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Table 2

Hantavirus seroconversions and HPS cases, western Panama*

Community and survey intervals No. undergoing follow-up testing† No. seroconverted/
no. seronegative‡ No. conversions/ 100 person-years No. seroreverted/
no. seropositive§ No. HPS cases¶
Agua Buena
  2003–2004 75 8/42 0/33 1
  2004–2006 69 6/29 4/40 0
  2006–2007 55 5/23 4/32 0
Total

19
15.4
8
1
Isla Cañas
  2001–2003 90 18/64 0/26 0
  2003–2006 49 2/24 1/25 0
Total

20
10.0
1
0
San Jose
  2001–2003 270 29/228 1/42 3
Total

29
6.4
1
3
Borracherones
  2003–2006 41 2/26 6/15 1
Total

2
2.6
6
1
Study totals 70 8.2 16 5

*HPS, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
†No.persons repeat tested in this and previous survey.
‡ No. seroconverted among subset who were seronegative at the beginning of the interval.
§ No. seroreverted among subset who were seropositive at the beginning of the interval.
¶HPS cases verified by Ministry of Health during interval in community.

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