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Volume 26, Number 3—March 2020

Human Exposure to Hantaviruses Associated with Rodents of the Murinae Subfamily, Madagascar

Harinirina Aina Rabemananjara1, Vololoniaina Raharinosy1, Ravo Michèle Razafimahefa, Jean Pierre Ravalohery, Jean Théophile Rafisandratantsoa, Soa Fy Andriamandimby, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Soanandrasana Rahelinirina, Aina Harimanana, Judickaelle Irinantenaina, Marie-Marie Olive, Christophe Rogier, Noël Tordo, Rainer G. Ulrich, Jean-Marc Reynes, Stéphane Petres, Jean-Michel Heraud2, Sandra Telfer2Comments to Author , and Claudia Filippone2Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar (H.A. Rabemananjara, V. Raharinosy, R.M. Razafimahefa, J.P. Ravalohery, J.T. Rafisandratantsoa, S.F. Andriamandimby, M. Rajerison, S. Rahelinirina, A. Harimanana, J. Irinantenaina, M.-M. Olive, C. Rogier, J.-M. Heraud, C. Filippone); Central Directorate of the French Military Health Service, Paris, France (C. Rogier); Institut Pasteur, Conakry, Guinea (N. Tordo); Institut Pasteur, Paris (N. Tordo, J.-M. Reynes, S. Petres); Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany (R.G. Ulrich); German Center for Infection Research, Hamburg-Luebeck-Borstel-Insel Riems, Germany (R.G. Ulrich); University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (S. Telfer)

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Table 2

Seroprevalence of hantavirus in humans in the 4 sites close to forest in Moramanga district, Madagascar

Site no. Site No. positive/total no. participants (%; 95% CI)
I Mangidifoza 1/31 (3.2; 0.1–18.5)
II Atsahatsaka 4/36 (11.1; 3.6–27.0)
III Sahamalotra 3/36 (8.3; 2.1–23.6)
2/36 (5.5; 1.0–20.0)
Total 10/139 (7.2; 3.7–13.2)

*Results from IgG testing by custom ELISA developed for Anjozorobe virus.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

2These authors were co–principal investigators

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