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Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Panama: identification of novel hantaviruses and their likely reservoirs.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a severe respiratory disease with high mortality caused by rodent-borne hantaviruses, has previously been identified in the United States and Canada as well asExpand
Increased host species diversity and decreased prevalence of Sin Nombre virus.
Emerging outbreaks of zoonotic diseases are affecting humans at an alarming rate. Until the ecological factors associated with zoonoses are better understood, disease emergence will continue. ForExpand
Epidemiological considerations of rodent community composition in fragmented landscapes in Panama
Abstract We predicted that more-fragmented habitats are associated with lower diversity of small mammals and higher densities of populations of rodents that are hosts of hantaviruses. We comparedExpand
Mammalian reservoirs of arenaviruses.
Arenaviruses are negative-stranded RNA viruses that have been isolated from several species of mammals in various parts of the world. With two exceptions, these viruses have all been isolated fromExpand
Flow cytometry for monitoring contaminant exposure in black-crowned night-herons
The flow cytometry method (FCM) was employed to determine cellular DNA content of black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) embryos and 10-day-old chicks collected at sites differing in typesExpand
Systematics of Sylvilagus Gray, 1867 (Lagomorpha: Leporidae) from Southwestern North America
A multivariate morphological analysis of 26 cranial, mandibular, and dental characters was carried out on five taxa of cottontails: Sylvilagus floridanus chapmani (J. A. Allen, 1899), S.f. cognatusExpand
Host switch during evolution of a genetically distinct hantavirus in the American shrew mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii).
A genetically distinct hantavirus, designated Oxbow virus (OXBV), was detected in tissues of an American shrew mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii), captured in Gresham, Oregon, in September 2003. PairwiseExpand
Community ecology of small mammal populations in Panamá following an outbreak of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
In late 1999 and early 2000, an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) occurred in and around Los Santos, on the Azuero Peninsula of southwestern Panamá. This HPS episode, resulting in 22%Expand
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Taxonomy is a scientific discipline that has provided the universal naming and classification system of biodiversity for centuries and continues effectively to accommodate new knowledge. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships of the cuscuses and brushtail possums (Marsupialia : Phalangeridae) using the nuclear gene BRCA1
The family Phalangeridae comprises approximately two dozen extinct and extant species that include the brushtail possums (Trichosurus), scaly-tailed possum (Wyulda) and cuscuses (Phalanger,Expand