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Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Outbreak, Brazil, December 2009–January 2010

Ana Cláudia Pereira TerçasComments to Author , Marina Atanaka dos Santos, Marta Gislene Pignatti, Mariano Martinez Espinosa, Alba Valéria Gomes de Melo Via, and Jaqueline Aparecida Menegatti
Author affiliations: Federal University of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil (A.C.P. Terças, M.A. dos Santos, M.G. Pignatti, M.M. Espinosa); University Center Cândido Rondon, Cuiabá (A.C.P. Terças); State Secretary of Health of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá (A.V.G. de Melo Via, J.A. Menegatti)

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Table 2

Interval between symptoms, notification, collection of the first serologic tests, hospitalization and duration of hospitalizations for patients with cases of HPS in the Sobradinho Indian settlement, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, January 2010*

Interval, d No. patients Minimum Median Maximum Average SD CI CV
Between symptoms and notification 17 3 43.00 53 35.65 18.76 26.00–45.30 52.64
Between symptoms and first collection of for serologic testing 16 6 43.50 54 36.25 18.66 26.31 – 46.19 51.47
Between symptoms and hospitalization 6 3 3.00 4 3.17 0.41 2.74 – 3.60 12.89
Duration of hospitalization 6 4 4.00 10 6.00 3.10 2.75 – 9.25 51.64

*HPS, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; CV, coefficient of variance.

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