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
genetic evidence of hantavirus infections in wild rodents from northwestern colombia.this report builds on recent serological evidence for the presence of hantavirus in northern colombia by providing sequence-specific and phylogenetic data of hantavirus infections in wild rodents. from august 2007 to august 2008, 354 rodent specimens representing four families were collected in the northwestern antioquia region of colombia. antibodies reactive to sin nombre virus and maciel virus antigens by igg enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were found in 15 of 109 (14%) cherries cane rats ( ...201121284514
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