Newly recognized hantaviruses associated with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in northern Brazil: partial genetic characterization of viruses and serologic implication of likely reservoirs.

@article{Rosa2005NewlyRH,
  title={Newly recognized hantaviruses associated with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in northern Brazil: partial genetic characterization of viruses and serologic implication of likely reservoirs.},
  author={Elizabeth Salb{\'e} T Rosa and James N. Mills and Paula Julieta Padula and Mauro da Rosa Elkhoury and Thomas Ksiazek and Wellington da Silva Mendes and Elizabeth Davi Santos and Gisele C B Ara{\'u}jo and Valeria Paula Martinez and Jorge F S T Rosa and Alexis Edelstein and Pedro F. C. Vasconcelos},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={11-9}
}
Following the occurrence of the first laboratory-confirmed cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in Maranhao State, Brazil, rodents were trapped and rodent materials screened by ELISA for antibodies to Sin Nombre and Andes hantaviruses. Antibody-positive samples were tested by RT-PCR, amplified products were sequenced, and phylogenetic trees were constructed for comparison with known hantaviruses. From 104 rodent blood samples collected (40 Bolomys lasiurus, 52 Holochilus sciureus, 12… CONTINUE READING