Mode of infection of Hokkaido virus (Genus Hantavirus) among grey red-backed voles, Myodes rufocanus, in Hokkaido, Japan.

@article{Daud2007ModeOI,
  title={Mode of infection of Hokkaido virus (Genus Hantavirus) among grey red-backed voles, Myodes rufocanus, in Hokkaido, Japan.},
  author={Nur Hardy Bin Abu Daud and Hiroaki Kariwa and Yoich Tanikawa and Ichiro Nakamura and Takahiro Seto and Daisuke Miyashita and Kentaro Yoshii and Mina Nakauchi and K Yoshimatsu and Jiro Arikawa and Ikuo Takashima},
  journal={Microbiology and immunology},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={1081-90}
}
Hokkaido virus (HOKV) is a member of the genus Hantavirus, in the family Bunyaviridae. To investigate HOKV infection in the host Myodes rufocanus, the grey red-backed vole, 199 animals were captured at Tobetsu (October 2004 and July 2005) and Nakagawa (October 2004) in Hokkaido, Japan, for detection of antibody, antigen, and viral RNA. In the surveys in Tobetsu (2004) and Nakagawa (2004), seropositive animals were detected at a frequency of 6.0% (5/84) and 10.4% (5/48), respectively. No… CONTINUE READING