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Volume 5, Number 1—February 1999


Long-Term Hantavirus Persistence in Rodent Populations in Central Arizona

Ken D. Abbott*Comments to Author , Thomas G. Ksiazek†, and James N. Mills†
Author affiliations: *Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona, USA;; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 5

Incidence rates of hantavirus infection in Peromyscus boylii that were recaptured and sampled at least twice, December 1995–November 1997, two web sites

Sites riska Seroconversions (Cumulative %) Mouse-mo.of observationb Incidencec before Mean mo. seroconversion
S-1 43 9 (20.9) 53.0 17.0 5.4
S-2 90 10 (11.1) 29.0 34.5 2.2
S-1 & S-2 133 19 (14.3) 82.0 23.2 3.7

aAntibody-negative at time of first capture.
bIncludes all time intervals between successive captures when mice were seronegative,
and half the interval between captures when mice became seropositive.
cSeroconversions per 100 mice per month.

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