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
hantavirus infection and habitat associations among rodent populations in agroecosystems of panama: implications for human disease risk.hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (hcps), which is caused by infection with choclo virus, is uncommon in panama, yet seropositivity among rural residents is as high as 60%. to clarify the environmental risk factors favoring rodent-to-human transmission, we tested serum from 3,067 rodents captured over a five-year period for antibodies against recombinant n protein of hantavirus by enzyme immunoassay and strip immunoblot. among 220 seropositive rodents, oligoryzomys fulvescens, the reservoir of ...200919556568
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