Prevalence of infection with Junin virus in rodent populations in the epidemic area of Argentine hemorrhagic fever.

@article{Mills1994PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of infection with Junin virus in rodent populations in the epidemic area of Argentine hemorrhagic fever.},
  author={James N. Mills and Barbara A. Ellis and James Emory Childs and Kelly T. McKee and Julio Maiztegui and Clarence J. Peters and Thomas Ksiazek and Peter B Jahrling},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1994},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={554-62}
}
We report the results of indirect fluorescent antibody screening for antibody to Junin virus in 1,101 sera from small mammals captured on two mark-recapture grids in the epidemic area of Argentine hemorrhagic fever. Twenty-six of 29 seropositive animals were the cricetid rodent Calomys musculinus, for a 30-month prevalence of 7.9% in that species. Combining these data with previously published data on antigen detection provided an estimated total prevalence of infection of 10.9% for this, the… CONTINUE READING