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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 3

Small mammals trapped in the different sites, number and % of positivesa

Area Md +/% Of +/% Od +/% St +/% Aa +/% No +/% Hb +/% Cl +/% Mm +/% Rr +/% Ca +/% Total
PV
-
-/-
38
1/2.6
-
-/-
-
-/-
10
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
2
0/0
81
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
131
Ce
-
-/-
47
1/2.1
9
0/0
52
0/0
4
0/0
17
0/0
2
0/0
-
-/-
23
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
153
Me
-
-/-
67
2/2.9
8
0/0
37
0/0
-
-/-
17
0/0
-
-/-
1
0/0
10
0/0
-
-/-
3
0/0
297
Pi
-
-/-
4
0/0
-
-/-
8
0/0
14
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
-
-/-
2
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
28
Sa
3
0/0
42
1/2.4
1
0/0
92
0/0
5
0/0
18
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
12
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
173
Ca
1
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
9
0/0
1
0/0
-
-/-
-
-/-
-
-/-
29
0/0
2
0/0
1
0/0
43
Total 4 0/0 194 5/2.6 22 0/0 198 0/0 34 0/0 52 0/0 2 0/0 3 0/0 157 0/0 2 0/0 4 0/0 672

aMd, Monodelphis dimidiate; Of, Oligoryzomys flavescens; Od, O. delticola; St, Scapteromys tumidus, Aa, Akodon azarae, No, Necromys obscurus; Hb, Holochilus brasiliensis; Cl, Calomys laucha; Mm, Mus musculus; Rr ,Rattus rattus; Ca, Cavia aperea; PV, Puntas de Valdéz; Ce, Cerrillos; Me, Melilla; Pi, Piedritas, Sa, Sauce; Ca, Canelones. O. flavescens, S. tumidus, and M. musculus were the most frequently captured rodents.

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