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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

Research

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 5

Relative abundance and hantavirus antibody prevalence of rodent species in Yuto (Jujuy Province)

Order Family Subfamily Genus/species Captures (%) No. positive/tested(%)
Rodentia
Muridae
Sigmodontinae
Akodon simulator
140 (39.0)
4/140 (2.8)



A. caenosus
3 (0.8)
0/3



Akodon sp
2 (0.6)
0/2



Calomys callosus
137 (38.0)
7/137 (5.1)



Holochilus chacarius
11 (3.1)
0/11



Oligoryzomys chacoensis
4 (1.1)
0/4



O. longicaudatus
6 (1.7)
0/6



Oligoryzomys sp
2 (0.6)
0/2



Oxymycterus paramensis
3 (0.8)
0/3


Murinae
Mus musculus
10 (2.8)
0/10



Rattus rattus
6 (1.7)
0/6
Didelphimorphia
Didelphidae
Marmosinae
Thylamys venustus
2 (0.6)
0/2



T. elegans
1 (0.3)
0/1
No identification



34 (9.4)
0/34
Total       361 (100) 11/361(3.0)
 

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