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Title: Hantavirus infection in humans and rodents, northwestern Argentina
Authors: Pini, Noemí 
Levis, Silvana 
Calderón, Gladys 
Ramírez, Josefina 
Bravo, Daniel 
Lozano, Elena 
Ripoll, Carlos 
St. Jeor, Stephen 
Ksiazek, Thomas G. 
Barquez, Rubén 
Enria, Delia 
Keywords: Hantavirus;Infecciones por Hantavirus;Síndrome Pulmonar por Hantavirus;Roedores;Argentina
Issue Date: 2003
Description: We initiated a study to elucidate the ecology and epidemiology of hantavirus infections in northern Argentina. The northwestern hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)–endemic area of Argentina comprises Salta and Jujuy Provinces. Between 1997 and 2000, 30 HPS cases were diagnosed in Jujuy Province (population 512,329). Most patients had a mild clinical course, and the death rate (13.3%) was low. We performed a serologic and epidemiologic survey in residents of the area, in conjunction with a serologic study in rodents. The prevalence of hantavirus antibodies in the general human population was 6.5%, one of the highest reported in the literature. No evidence of interhuman transmission was found, and the high preva-lence of hantavirus antibody seemed to be associated with the high infestation of rodents detected in domestic and peridomestic habitats.
Fil: Pini, Noemi. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas Dr. Julio Maiztegui; Argentina.
Fil: Levis, Silvana. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas Dr. Julio Maiztegui; Argentina.
Fil: Calderón, Gladys. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas Dr. Julio Maiztegui; Argentina.
Fil: Ramirez, Josefina. Hospital San Miguel; Argentina.
Fil: Bravo, Daniel. Hospital Oscar Orias; Argentina.
Fil: Lozano, Elena. Hospital San Miguel; Argentina.
Fil: Ripoll, Carlos. Dirección de Epidemiología; Argentina.
Fil: St. Jeor, Stephen. University of Nevada; Estados Unidos.
Fil: Ksiazek, Thomas G. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Estados Unidos.
Fil: Barquez, Rubén. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán; Argentina.
Fil: Enria, Delia. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas Dr. Julio Maiztegui; Argentina.
URI: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016789/pdf/02-0768.pdf
http://sgc.anlis.gob.ar/handle/123456789/347
ISSN: 1080-6040
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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