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Volume 3, Number 2—June 1997

An Unusual Hantavirus Outbreak in Southern Argentina: Person-to-Person Transmission?

Rachel M. Wells*, Sergio Sosa Estani†, Zaida E. Yadon‡, Delia Enria¶, Paula Padula‡, Noemi Pini†, James N. Mills*, Clarence J. Peters*, Elsa L. Segura‡, and the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Study Group for Patagonia §
Author affiliations: *Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Instituto Nacional de Chagas "Dr. Mario Fatala Chaben," Buenos Aires, Argentina; ‡Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud, Buenos Aires, Argentina; §Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas "Dr. Julio I. Maiztegui," Buenos Aires, Argentina; ¶N. Guthmann, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche; E. Argüelo, F. Klein, R. Levy, C. Nagel, Fundación Favorolo; R. Calfin, F. de Rosas, M. Lazaro, M. Rosales, P. Sandoval, Hospital Bariloche; L.A. Albornoz, R. L. Antonia, J. C. Becerra, W.H. Benitez, A. Broide, C. Flandes, A. Honik, J. Meza, L. Paganini, A. Resa, G. Roberts, P. Rodriguez, I.E. Rojo, G. Suppo, A. Werenicz, S. Wisky, Hospital El Bolson; H. Quiroga, Hospital El Hoyo; C.A. Cohen Arazi, L. Bogni, R. Lombardelli, B. Salvagno, C. Simeone, Hospital Esquel; L. Clara, Hospital Italiano de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires; M. del Castillo, Hospital Nacional de Clínicas "José de San Martín"; J.L. Becker, H. Lopez, M. Palmigiani, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas "Dr. Julio I. Maiztegui"; M. Ameztoy, A. Lawrynowicz, Instituto Nacional de Epidemiología "Dr. Juan H. Lara"; A. Edelstein, Instituto Nacional de Microbiología "Dr. Carlos Malbran"; A. Aguilera, V.O. Vigil, Instituto Nacional de Parasitología "Dr. Mario Fatala Chaben"; R. Chuit, C. Riva Posse, Ministerio de Salud y Acción Social; C. Barclay, L. Caride, E. De Orta, M. Furque, A. Picone, L. Samengo, Sanatorio San Carlos; R. Fernandez, R. Gonzales, Sistema Provincial de Salud, Esquel; O. Arellano, G. Cantoni, E. Larrieu, J. Vilosio, Sistema Provincial de Salud, PCIA de Río Negro; K. Busico, A. Khan, T.G. Ksiazek, W. Terry, J. Young, S. Zaki, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Figure 2

Towns involved in the 1996 HPS outbreak in southern Argentina.

Figure 2. Towns involved in the 1996 HPS outbreak in southern Argentina.

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