Incidence Rate for Hantavirus Infections without Pulmonary Syndrome, Panama

Abstract

During 2001-2007, to determine incidence of all hantavirus infections, including those without pulmonary syndrome, in western Panama, we conducted 11 communitywide surveys. Among 1,129 persons, antibody prevalence was 16.5%-60.4%. Repeat surveys of 476 found that patients who seroconverted outnumbered patients with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome by 14 to 1.

DOI: 10.3201/eid1710.101717

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@inproceedings{Armin2011IncidenceRF, title={Incidence Rate for Hantavirus Infections without Pulmonary Syndrome, Panama}, author={Blas Armi{\'e}n and Juan Miguel Pascale and Carlos Mu{\~n}oz and Sang-joon Lee and Kook L. Choi and Mario {\'A}vila and Candida Broce and An{\'i}bal G. Armi{\'e}n and Fernando G. Gracia and Brian L. Hjelle and Frederick T. Koster}, booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases}, year={2011} }