Short report: Decrease in seroprevalence of antibodies to hantavirus in rodents from 1993-1994 hantavirus pulmonary syndrome case sites

  • Engelthaler D
  • Levy C
  • Michael Fink T
 et al. 
  • 16

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 9

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

Rodent trapping was conducted at seven hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) case sites from June 1993 to March 1994 during the HPS outbreak in the southwestern United States. To determine if there were changes in the rodent population or the hantavirus seroprevalence in rodents since the HPS outbreak, rodents were trapped at the same sites three years later using the same trapping protocol. The trap success decreased from the numbers trapped during the outbreak, however, the number of Peromyscus, as a percentage of the total rodents captured, did not noticeably decrease. In addition, the seroprevalence of hantavirus antibodies in Peromyscus decreased significantly (P < 0.0001).

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • David M. Engelthaler

  • Craig E. Levy

  • T. Michael Fink

  • Dale Tanda

  • Ted Davis

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free