An outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in western Paraguay.

  title={An outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in western Paraguay.},
  author={Richard A J Williams and Ralph T. Bryan and James N. Mills and R Eduardo Palma and I. G. Guerra Vera and F De Velasquez and Elke Baez and Wolfgang Schmidt and Ramon E. Figueroa and Clarence J. Peters and Sherif R. Zaki and Ali Saeed Khan and Thomas Ksiazek},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={57 3},
During an investigation of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in Paraguay in 1995, sera from persons with HPS-like illness, houshold contacts of confirmed HPS case-patients, and a sample of the area residents were analyzed by ELISA for antibodies to Sin Nombre virus (SNV). Rodent serosurveys and analysis of precipitation records were also conducted. Twenty-three of 24 available probable cases were SNV antibody-positive, 17 of whom were ill between July 1995 and January 1996. Four (14.8%) of 27… CONTINUE READING

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