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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

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Pygmy Rice Rat as Potential Host of Castelo dos Sonhos Hantavirus

Elizabeth S. Travassos da Rosa, Daniele B. A. Medeiros, Márcio R.T. Nunes, Darlene B. Simith, Armando de Souza Pereira, Mauro R. Elkhoury, Marília Lavocat, Aparecido A.R. Marques, Alba Valéria Via, Paulo D’Andrea, Cibele R. Bonvicino, Elba Regina S. Lemos, and Pedro F.C. VasconcelosComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Instituto Evandro Chagas, Ananindeua, Brazil (E.S. Travassos da Rosa, D.B.A. Medeiros, M.R.T. Nunes, D.B. Smith, A. de Souza Pereira, P.F.C. Vasconcelos); Fundação Nacional de Saúde, Brasília, Brazil (M.R. Elkhoury); Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde, Brasília (M.R. Elkhoury, M. Lavocat); Secretaria de Saúde do Estado de Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil (A.A.R. Marques, A.V. Via); Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (P. D’Andrea, C.R. Bonvicino, E.R.S. Lemos); Instituto Nacional de Câncer, Rio de Janeiro (C.R. Bonvicino); Universidade do Estado do Pará, Belém, Brazil (P.F.C. Vasconcelos).

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Location of Mato Grosso State, Brazil, showing the municipality of Campo Novo do Parecis where pygmy rice rats (Oligoryzomys utiaritensis) were found infected with Castelo dos Sonhos virus and the Castelo dos Sonhos district in the municipality of Altamira, Pará State, both locations where hantavirus pulmonary syndrome cases caused by Castelo dos Sonhos virus have been frequently found. MT, Mato Grosso State; PA, Pará State; AP, Amapá State; AM, Amazonas State; MA, Maranhão State; TO, Tocantins

Figure 1. Location of Mato Grosso State, Brazil, showing the municipality of Campo Novo do Parecis where pygmy rice rats (Oligoryzomys utiaritensis) were found infected with Castelo dos Sonhos virus and the Castelo dos Sonhos district in the municipality of Altamira, Pará State, both locations where hantavirus pulmonary syndrome cases caused by Castelo dos Sonhos virus have been frequently found. MT, Mato Grosso State; PA, Pará State; AP, Amapá State; AM, Amazonas State; MA, Maranhão State; TO, Tocantins State; RO, Rondônia State; GO, Goiás State. Source: Laboratório de Geoprocessamento do Instituto Evandro Chagas, Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde do Ministério da Saúde.

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