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Volume 4, Number 1—March 1998

Dispatch

Hantavirus Infection in Children in Argentina

Noemí C. Pini*, Amanda Resa†, Gladys del Jesús Laime‡, Gustavo Lecot¶, Thomas G. Ksiazek§, Silvana Levis*, and Delia A. Enria*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas "Dr. Julio I Maiztegui," Pergamino, Argentina; †Hospital de El Bolsón, Río Negro, Argentina; ‡Hospital de Orán, Salta, Argentina; ¶Hospital de Olavarría, Buenos Aires, Argentina; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Hantavirus infection in children, Argentina, 1995–1997

Case Sex Age (yrs) Date of onset SerologyaDateIgMIgG Areab Outcome
1 M 9 4-19-95 5-3-95
>6400
1600 South Alive
2 F 5 3-21-97 3-23-97
>6400
Neg North Dead
3 M 9 3-30-97 4-23-97
1600
400 North Alive
4 F 11 4-14-97 4-16-97
1600
Neg North Dead
5 M 5 4-27-97 4-28-97
1600
Neg Central Dead

aTiter expressed as the reciprocal of the serum dilution reactive in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
bArea of origin in Argentina.

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