Sin Nombre Virus Infection in Field Workers, Colorado, USA
Published Date:Feb 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(2):308-310.
Bites And Stings
Respiratory Protective Devices
Sin Nombre Virus
Description:We report 2 cases of Sin Nombre virus (SNV) infection in field workers, possibly contracted through rodent bites. Screening for antibodies to SNV in rodents trapped in 2 seasons showed that 9.77% were seropositive. Quantitative real-time PCR showed that 2 of 79 deer mice had detectable titers of SNV RNA.
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