Rodents living near two fatal human cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in California were surveyed liar evidence of hantavirus infection. Seventeen (15%) (14 Peromyscus maniculatus and one each of P. truei, Eutamias minimus, and Microtus californicus) of 114 rodents tested had evidence (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or polymerase chain reaction) of hantavirus infection. This suggests that Peromyscus mice, and P. maniculatus in particular, may be the reservoir for the virus causing this newly recognized disease in California, as previously reported for New Mexico and Arizona.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|State||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases