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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

Research

Yellow Pygmy Rice Rat (Oligoryzomys flavescens) and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Uruguay

Adriana Delfraro*, Mario Clara*, Lorena Tomé*, Federico Achaval*, Silvana Levis†, Gladys Calderón†, Delia Enria†, Mario Lozano‡, José Russi§, and Juan Arbiza*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay; †Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas “Dr. Julio I. Maiztegui,” Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina; ‡Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Bernal, Argentina; §Ministerio de Salud Pública, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Table 2

Hantavirus-seropositive rodents found in the different geographic areas where captures were performed

Sample Rodent species Geographic area Habitat Antibody titer
(arbitrary units)
U89a
Oligoryzomys flavescens
Puntas de Valdéz (San José)
Road border
1,600
SA63a
O. flavescens
Sauce (Canelones)
Peridomestic
1,600
Ce20a
O. flavescens
Melilla (Montevideo)
Peridomestic
>6,400
Ce22a
O. flavescens
Melilla (Montevideo)
Shrublands
1,600
Ce155a O. flavescens Cerrillos (Canelones) Shrublands 400

aSpecimens deposited at the Specimen Collection of the Sección Zoología Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay with the following numbers: U89=ZVC-M2154, SA63=ZVC-M2155, Ce20=ZVC-M2156, Ce22=ZVC-M2157, and Ce155=ZVC-M2158.

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