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an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in western paraguay.during an investigation of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps) in paraguay in 1995, sera from persons with hps-like illness, houshold contacts of confirmed hps case-patients, and a sample of the area residents were analyzed by elisa for antibodies to sin nombre virus (snv). rodent serosurveys and analysis of precipitation records were also conducted. twenty-three of 24 available probable cases were snv antibody-positive, 17 of whom were ill between july 1995 and january 1996. four (14.8%) of 27 ...19979311636
patterns of infection with laguna negra virus in wild populations of calomys laucha in the central paraguayan chaco.in 1995, an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome occurred in the central paraguayan chaco. the primary reservoir of the virus, laguna negra virus, was identified as the vesper mouse, calomys laucha. over a 15-month period, we collected 1,090 small mammals at 12 locations representing 4 habitats common in the central paraguayan chaco. calomys laucha was common in agricultural habitats and uncommon in the native forest habitat. populations of c. laucha were greater during the dry season month ...200111791973
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