hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in panama: identification of novel hantaviruses and their likely reservoirs.hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps), a severe respiratory disease with high mortality caused by rodent-borne hantaviruses, has previously been identified in the united states and canada as well as central and southern south america. in late 1999 and early 2000, an outbreak of acute illness compatible with hps was reported in los santos, panama, with the death of 3 of the 12 (25%) suspected cases. hantavirus-specific antibodies were detected in patient sera, and virus rna was detected by reverse ...200011062031
community ecology of small mammal populations in panamá following an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary late 1999 and early 2000, an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps) occurred in and around los santos, on the azuero peninsula of southwestern panamá. this hps episode, resulting in 22% case fatality, was linked to the costa rican pigmy rice rat, oligoryzomys fulvescens costaricensis, which harbored a then undescribed hantavirus, choclo virus. in addition, cherrie's cane rat, zygodontomys brevicauda cherriei, was identified as carrying a distinct hantavirus, calabazo virus with no kn ...200415266755
modeling hantavirus reservoir species dominance in high seroprevalence areas on the azuero peninsula of panama.habitat fragmentation commonly influences distribution of zoonotic disease reservoirs. in panama, populations of rodent hosts of hantaviruses are favored by small habitat fragments isolated by agricultural lands. we expected a similar relationship between landscape characteristics and host distribution at fine geographical scales in southern panama. the relative abundance of zygodontomys brevicauda, the primary host for "calabazo" virus, and other rodents was assessed at 24 sites within the azue ...200616760528
phylogenetic relationship of necoclí virus to other south american hantaviruses (bunyaviridae: hantavirus).the results of a previous study suggested that cherrie's cane rat (zygodontomys cherriei) is the principal host of necoclí virus (family bunyaviridae, genus hantavirus) in colombia. bayesian analyses of complete nucleocapsid protein gene sequences and complete glycoprotein precursor gene sequences in this study confirmed that necoclí virus is phylogenetically closely related to maporal virus, which is principally associated with the delicate pygmy rice rat (oligoryzomys delicatus) in western ven ...201526186516
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