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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004

Outbreak of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Los Santos, Panama, 1999–2000

Vicente Bayard*†, Paul T. Kitsutani‡Comments to Author , Eduardo O. Barria*, Luis A. Ruedas§, David S. Tinnin¶, Carlos Muñoz#, Itza B. de Mosca#, Gladys Guerrero**, Rudick Kant††, Arsenio Garcia*, Lorenzo Caceres*, Fernando G. Gracia*, Evelia Quiroz*, Zoila de Castillo*, Blas Armien*, Marlo Libel††, James N. Mills‡, Ali S. Khan‡, Stuart T. Nichol‡, Pierre E. Rollin‡, Thomas G. Ksiazek‡, and Clarence J. Peters
Author affiliations: *Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Panama City, Panama; †University of Panama, Panama City, Panama; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; ¶University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; #Ministry of Health, Panama City, Panama; **Complejo Hospital A.A.M., Panama City, Panama; ††Pan American Health Organization, Washington DC, USA

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Table 5

List of species of rodents and opossums captured at 13 trapping sites in Los Santos and Veraguas Provinces, Panama, February–March 2000, and antibody results

Rodent species (common name) No. captured No. hantavirus antibody-positive
Zygodontomys brevicauda cherriei (cane rat) 50 4
Sigmodon hispidus (hispid cotton rat) 20 0
Oligoryzomys fulvescens (fulvous pigmy rice rat) 15 2
Oryzomys couesi (Coues’s rice rat) 14 0
Mus musculus (house mouse) 9 0
Liomys adspersus (Panamanian spiny pocket mouse) 8 0
Oryzomys concolor (colored rice rat) 2 0
Proechimys semispinosus (silky spiny rat) 1 0
Rattus rattus (black rat) 1 0
Marmosa mexicana. (Mexican mouse opossum) 4 0
Marmosa robinsoni (Robinson’s mouse opossum) 3 0

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