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Volume 8, Number 8—August 2002

Research

Genetic Characterization of Hantaviruses Transmitted by the Korean Field Mouse (Apodemus peninsulae), Far East Russia

Kumari Lokugamage*, Hiroaki Kariwa*Comments to Author , Daisuke Hayasaka*, Bai Zhong Cui*, Takuya Iwasaki†, Nandadeva Lokugamage*, Leonid I. Ivanov‡, Vladimir I. Volkov‡, Vladimir A. Demenev§, Raisa Slonova¶, Galina Kompanets¶, Tatyana Kushnaryova¶, Takeshi Kurata†, Kenji Maeda*, Koichi Araki*, Tetsuya Mizutani*, Kumiko Yoshimatsu#, Jiro Arikawa#, and Ikuo Takashima*
Author affiliations: *Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan; †National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; ‡Plague Control Station, Khabarovsk, Russia; §Far Eastern Medical Association, Khabarovsk, Russia; ¶Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia; #Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan;

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Table 3

Serologic screening by immunofluorescent antibody assay for Haantan virus and Puumala virus antibodies in rodents, Vladivostok, Russiaa

Rodent species No. of sera tested Positives by IFA (%)
HTNV PUUV
Apodemus peninsulae 70 4(5.7) 0
A. agrarius 39 1(2.5) 0
Clethrionomys rufocanus 8 1(12.5 1(12.5)
Microtus fortis 3 0 0
Tamias sibiricus 2 0 0
Total 122 6(4.9) 1(0.8)

aAbbreviations used: IFA, immunofluorescent antibody assay; HTNV, Haantan virus; PUUV, Puumala virus.

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