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Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018

Novel Focus of Sin Nombre Virus in Peromyscus eremicus Mice, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Joseph E. Burns1Comments to Author , Marco E. Metzger1, Sharon Messenger1, Curtis L. Fritz, Inger-Marie E. Vilcins, Barryett Enge, Lawrence R. Bronson, Vicki L. Kramer, and Renjie Hu
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Ontario, Richmond, Sacramento, and Redding, California, USA

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Sin Nombre virus test results among Peromyscus mouse species, by test type, for sampling conducted in March 2010, April and October 2011, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

No. positive/no. tested (%)
March 2010
April 2011*
October 2011
RNA positive
RNA positive
P. eremicus 2/32 (6.2) 0/32 (0) 11/32 (34.4) 13/40 (32.5) 5/28 (17.9) 6/28 (21.4) 9/28 (32.1)
P. maniculatus 0/1 (0) 0/1 (0) 1/1 (100) 0/1 (0) 1/3 (33.3) 1/3 (33.3) 0/3 (0)
P. crinitus 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/2 (0%) 0/2 (0%) 0/2 (0%) 0/2 (0%)

*PCR testing was not performed on April 2011 samples.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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