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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012

Research

Novel Strain of Andes Virus Associated with Fatal Human Infection, Central Bolivia

Cristhopher D. Cruz, Brett M. ForsheyComments to Author , Efrain Vallejo, Roberto Agudo, Jorge Vargas, David L. Blazes, Carolina Guevara, V. Alberto Laguna-Torres, Eric S. Halsey, and Tadeusz J. Kochel
Author affiliations: US Naval Medical Research Unit 6, Lima, Peru (C.D. Cruz, B.M. Forshey, D.L. Blazes, C. Guevara, V.A. Laguna-Torres, E.S. Halsey); Servicio Departamental de Salud, Cochabamba, Bolivia (E. Vallejo, R. Agudo); Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (J. Vargas); US Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (T.J. Kochel)

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Table 2

Characteristics of patients tested for IgG against Sin Nombre virus, central Bolivia*

Characteristic No. positive/no. tested (%)
Sex
M 28/224 (12.5)
F 32/273 (11.7)
Age, y
18–30 28/244 (11.5)
31–50 28/207 (13.5)
>50 4/43 (9.3)
Occupation
Agricultural worker 25/167 (15.0)
Housewife 26/193 (13.5)
Student/teacher 3/57 (5.3)
Health professional 0/20 (0)
Other/unknown 7/62 (11.3)
Village
Eterazama 13/116 (11.2)
Isinuta 6/71 (8.5)
Primero de Mayo 1/ 20 (5.0)
Samuzabety 13/70 (18.6)
San Gabriel 5/ 29 (17.2)
San Julian 2/24 (8.3)
Urkupina 2/22 (9.1)
Other 19/148 (12.8)
Total 61/500 (12.2)

*Complete demographic data were not available for all participants.

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