Hantaviruses and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Maranhão, Brazil
Published Date:Dec 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(12):1952-1955.
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Hanvavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Molecular Sequence Data
Description:To confirm circulation of Anajatuba virus in Maranhao, Brazil, we conducted a serologic survey (immunoglobulin G ELISA) and phylogenetic studies (nucleocapsid gene sequences) of hantaviruses from wild rodents and persons with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. This virus is transmitted by Oligoryzomys fornesi rodents and is responsible for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in this region.
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