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1 December 2009 Ecology of Hantaan Virus at Twin Bridges Training Area, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea, 2005–2007
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The Twin Bridges Training Area (TBTA) in the Republic of Korea consists of dirt roads, barren training areas, and forested hillsides adjacent to linear and broad expanses of tall grasses, herbaceous, and scrub vegetation. Of the six species of small mammals, the striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius, was the most frequently captured (96.1%). Apodemus agrarius capture rates varied from 17.7 to 33.2% during three trapping periods. Gravid females were observed during November–December 2006 (8.4%) and March 2007 (5.1%). In 2005, the overall seroprevalence of Hantaan virus (HTNV) was high (34.4%) and lower during surveys in 2006 (14.2%) and 2007 (13.8%). Seroprevalence was directly correlated with weight increase of A. agrarius.

William J. Sames, Terry A. Klein, Heung Chul Kim, Sung Tae Chong, In Yong Lee, Se Hun Gu, Yon Mi Park, Ji Hye Jeong, and Jin-Won Song "Ecology of Hantaan Virus at Twin Bridges Training Area, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea, 2005–2007," Journal of Vector Ecology 34(2), 225-231, (1 December 2009). https://doi.org/10.3376/038.034.0208
Received: 1 April 2009; Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 December 2009
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