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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 6

Distribution of rodent species by capture habitat

Habitat
Species Districts
Farms
Brushwoodd
Total
Domestica Peridomesticb Domestica Peridomesticb Cultivationc    
Akodon simulator

5

7
51
77
140
Akodon sp





2
2
Akodon caenosus





3
3
Calomys callosus

8
5
25
44
55
137
Holochilus chacarius




7
4
11
Mus musculus
7
3




10
Oligoryzomys sp




2

2
Oligoryzomys chacoensis





4
4
O. longicaudatus





6
6
Oxymycterus paramensis

1



2
3
Rattus rattus

1
4
1


6
Thylamys elegans




1

1
T. venustus

1


1

2
No identification

1


17
16
34
Total 7 20 9 33 123 169 361

aInside households.
bImmediate vicinity of houses, including yards, outbuildings, vegetable gardens, weeds, fence lines, and railroad.
cIncludes grapefruit and banana plantations, vegetables cultivation, weeds, and roadside in the same sites.
dSeminatural habitat that includes a streamside.

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