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Volume 3, Number 3—September 1997

Dispatch

Hantavirus Transmission in the United States

Rachel M. Wells, Joni Young, R. Joel Williams, Lori R. Armstrong, Kristi Busico, Ali S. Khan, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Pierre E. Rollin, Sherif R. Zaki, Stuart T. Nichol, and C.J. Peters
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table

Seropositivity of humans and rodents from episodes in which clustering of human hantaviral infections were identified in the United States.

Episode Household contacts
No. Positive (No. tested) Nonhousehold contacts
No. Positive
(No. tested) Site contactsaNo. Positive(No. tested) Rodents
No. trappedb Seropositive rodents Positive / No. tested (%)
1 0 (5) 0 (19) 0 (0) nd nd
2 3 (9) 0 (11) 0 (0) 40 8/27 (30)
3 1 (7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 87 15/41 (37)
4 1 (2) 0 (20) 0 (9) 80 7/80 (9)
5 1 (1) 0 (2) 0 (0) nd nd

aPersons with exposure to the home or worksite of the index patient but without exposure to the patient
bTrapping occurred in and around index patient's home/worksite
nd=not done

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