Maporal virus, a hantavirus associated with the fulvous pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys fulvescens) in western Venezuela.

@article{Fulhorst2004MaporalVA,
  title={Maporal virus, a hantavirus associated with the fulvous pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys fulvescens) in western Venezuela.},
  author={Charles F. Fulhorst and Maria N. B. Cajimat and Antonio Utrera and Mary Louise Milazzo and Gloria M Duno},
  journal={Virus research},
  year={2004},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={139-44}
}
Oryzomine rodents in the southeastern United States, Panama, and southern South America are natural hosts of 6 of the 13 viruses known to cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The purpose of this study was to extend our knowledge of the geographical distribution and genetic diversity of the hantaviruses associated with oryzomine rodents in South America. An infectious hantavirus was isolated from two fulvous pygmy rice rats captured in western Venezuela. Analyses of complete nucleocapsid protein… CONTINUE READING