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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

Geographic Distribution of Hantaviruses Associated with Neotomine and Sigmodontine Rodents, Mexico

Mary L. Milazzo1, Maria N.B. Cajimat1, Hannah E. Romo, Jose G. Estrada-Franco, L. Ignacio Iñiguez-Dávalos, Robert D. Bradley, and Charles F. FulhorstComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (M.L. Milazzo, M.N.B. Cajimat, H.E. Romo, J.G. Estrada-Franco, C.F. Fulhorst); Universidad de Guadalajara, Autlán de Navarro, Mexico (L.I. Iñiguez-Dávalos); Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA (R.D. Bradley)

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Hantaviruses found in 24 of 35 antibody-positive rodents captured in Mexico in 1998–2008, by state*†

Virus Strain Rodent
GenBank accession no.
Museum no. Species State Date
captured Antibody titer S segment M segment
ELMCV M0040008 TK93357 Reithrodontomys sumichrasti GR (12) 2000 Jul 20 >5,120 JN097454 JN097478
ELMCV M0040010 TK93368 R. sumichrasti GR (12) 2000 Jul 20 >5,120 JN097455 ND
ELMCV M0040012 TK93370 R. sumichrasti GR (12) 2000 Jul 20 >5,120 JN097456 ND
LSCV M0040047 TK148818 Peromyscus spicilegus JA (8) 2008 Jul 22 >5,120 JN097457 ND
LSCV M0040049 TK148820 P. spicilegus JA (8) 2008 Jul 22 >5,120 JN097458 JN097479
LSCV B0030007 TK78282 P. melanotis EM (10) 1998 Jun 24 >5,120 JN097459 ND
LSCV B0030008 TK78283 P. hylocetes EM (10) 1998 Jun 24 >5,120 JN097460 JN097480
LSCV B0030015 TK78290 P. hylocetes EM (10) 1998 Jun 24 >5,120 JN097461 ND
SNV H0030065 TK137297 P. maniculatus NL (4) 2005 Aug 6 >5,120 JN097462 JN097481
SNV H0030067 TK137312 P. eremicus NL (4) 2005 Aug 6 >5,120 JN097463 ND
LSCV H0460002 TK150003 P. levipes NL (1) 2006 Jul 12 >5,120 JN097464 ND
LSCV H0460005 TK150006 P. levipes NL (1) 2006 Jul 12 >5,120 JN097465 ND
LSCV H0460008 TK150017 P. levipes NL (1) 2006 Jul 12 >5,120 JN097466 JN097482
SNV H0020015 TK133396 P. maniculatus SL (3) 2005 Aug 4 >5,120 JN097467 JN097483
LSCV H0460017 TK150043 P. ochraventer SL (7) 2006 Jul 13 >5,120 JN097468 ND
LSCV H0460023 TK150086 P. ochraventer SL (7) 2006 Jul 13 >5,120 JN097469 JN097484
SNV H0030073 TK137359 P. leucopus TM (2) 2005 Aug 8 >5,120 JN097470 JN097485
ELMCV M0040059 TK150090 R. megalotis VZ (11) 2006 Jul 15 320 JN097471 JN097486
ELMCV H0460026 TK150101 R. megalotis VZ (11) 2006 Jul 15 >5,120 JN097473 ND
ELMCV H0460029 TK150117 P. melanotis VZ (11) 2006 Jul 16 1,280 JN097472 ND
ELMCV H0460032 TK150161 R. megalotis VZ (11) 2006 Jul 15 320 JN097474 ND
ELMCV H0460035 TK150163 R. megalotis VZ (11) 2006 Jul 16 320 JN097475 ND
SNV H0460038 TK150166 P. maniculatus VZ (11) 2006 Jul 16 >5,120 JN097476 JN097487
ELMCV H0460041 TK150182 R. megalotis VZ (11) 2006 Jul 16 1,280 JN097477 JN097488

*Numbers in parentheses indicate locations on the map in Figure 1. S, small; M, medium; ELMCV, El Moro Canyon virus; GR, Guerrero; ND, sequences not determined; LSCV, Limestone Canyon virus; JA, Jalisco; EM, México (state); SNV, Sin Nombre virus; NL, Nuevo León; SL, San Luis Potosí; TM, Tamaulipas; VZ, Veracruz.
†Antibody-positive, hantavirus RNA–negative rodents (species, location, antibody titer): TK78287 (P. melanotis, EM, 1,280); TK93383 (P. megalops, GR, >5,120); TK148439 (Peromyscus sp., Nayarit, 1,280); TK148793 (Baiomys taylori, JA, 320); TK148836 (R. microdon, Michoacán, 1,280); TK148842 (R. sumichrasti, Michoacán, 320); TK148845 (R. sumichrasti, Michoacán, 1,280); TK148984 (P. leucopus, Tamaulipas, >5,120); TK150045 (P. levipes, SL, >5,120); TK150515 (B. musculus, Chiapas, 320); and TK150518 (Oryzomys couesi, Chiapas, 1,280).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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