Department of Public Health Sciences

Seroepidemiologic studies of hantavirus infection among wild rodents in California

Jay, M., M. S. Ascher, B. B. Chomel, M. Madon, D. Sesline, B. A. Enge, B. Hjelle, T. G. Ksiazek, P. E. Rollin, P. H. Kass and K. Reilly

Emerg Infect Dis. 1997. 3(2):183-190.

A total of 4,626 mammals were serologically tested for antibodies to Sin Nombre virus. All nonrodent species were antibody negative. Among wild rodents, antibody prevalence was 8.5% in murids, 1.4% in heteromyids, and 1,200 meters) and correlated with a spatial cluster of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome cases in the Sierra Nevada.

Keywords: Animal, Antibodies, Viral/*blood, California/epidemiology, Hantavirus/immunology, Hantavirus Infections/epidemiology/*veterinary, Human, Peromyscus, Rodent Diseases/*epidemiology, Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

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