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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 4

Haantan virus and Puumala virus antibody titers determined by immunofluorescent antibody assay and polymerase chain reaction results

Species Sample number IFA antibody titer
PCR
HTNV PUU
Apodemus peninsulae 47 256 <16 -b
A. peninsulae 61 512 <16 +c
A. peninsulae 63 256 <16 +
A. peninsulae 74 64 <16 -
A. agrarius 10 32 <16 NA
Clethrionomys rufocanus 32 256 256 ND

aAbbreviations used: HTNV, Haantan virus; PUUV, Puumala virus; IFA, immunofluorescent antibody assay; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; NA, not available; ND, not done.
b-, negative.
c+, positive.

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