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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003


Hantavirus Infection in Humans and Rodents, Northwestern Argentina

Noemi Pini*Comments to Author , Silvana Levis*, Gladys Calderón*, Josefina Ramirez†, Daniel Bravo‡, Elena Lozano†, Carlos Ripoll§, Stephen St. Jeor¶, Thomas G. Ksiazek#, Ruben M. Barquez**††, and Delia Enria*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas “Dr. Julio I. Maiztegui,” Pergamino, Argentina; †Hospital San Miguel, Yuto, Jujuy, Argentina; ‡Hospital Oscar Orias, Libertador General San Martín, Jujuy, Argentina; §Dirección de Epidemiología, Jujuy, Argentina; ¶University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA; #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; **Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina; ††Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Tucumán, Argentina

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Table 2

Ethnic demographics of the study population and hantavirus antibody prevalencea

Ethnicity or nationality No positive/tested (%)
Nativeb without specification
13/229 (5.7)
Native with Bolivian lineage
6/56 (10.7)
Native with Paraguayan lineage
1/7 (14.2)
Native total
20/292 (6.8)
Indigenous without specification
0/3 (0)
Indigenous Guaraní
0/17 (0)
Indigenous Chaguanco
0/1 (0)
Indigenous Charagua (Bolivia)
1/1 (100)
Indigenous total
1/22 (4.5)
1/24 (4.2)
0/1 (0)
Foreigners total
1/25 (4)
Without data 0/2 (0)

aBy immunoglobulin G enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
bNative, born in Argentina.

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