Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011
Transmission of Guanarito and Pirital Viruses among Wild Rodents, Venezuela
||Short-tailed cane mice, no. infected/no. tested†||Alston’s cotton rats, no. infected/no. tested‡|
*The boundaries of the size classes were based on analyses of nose-to-rump lengths (measured in mm). Male cane mice: I, 75.0–100.9; II, 101.0–117.1; III, 117.2–133.4; IV, 133.5–147.0. Female cane mice: I, 64.0–99.0; II, 99.1–111.2; III, 111.3–123.4; IV, 123.5–135.0. Male cotton rats: I, 89.0–105.6; II, 105.6–123.6; III, 123.6–141.6; IV, 141.6–150.0. Female cotton rats: I, 83.0–100.8; II, 100.8–119.6; III, 119.6–138.4; IV, 138.4–146.0.
†Guanarito virus (GTOV) was isolated from 29 cane mice. Antibody against GTOV was found in 11 of the 29 culture-positive cane mice and 2 of the 35 culture-negative cane mice.
‡Pirital virus (PIRV) was isolated from all of the infected cotton rats, and antibody against PIRV was found in 1 of the culture-positive cotton rats. The table does not include FHV-4149, the only cotton rat infected with GTOV.