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
outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, los santos, panama, outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome occurred in the province of los santos, panama, in late 1999 and early 2000. eleven cases were identified; 9 were confirmed by serology. three cases were fatal; however, no confirmed case-patient died. case-neighborhood serologic surveys resulted in an overall hantavirus antibody prevalence of 13% among household and neighborhood members from the outbreak foci. epidemiologic investigations did not suggest person-to-person transmission of hantavirus in ...200415498167
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