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1 April 1996 Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents
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In a survey of seven species of wild rodents (n = 423) collected between October 1993 and March 1994 from the three principal ecological biomes of North Carolina (USA), we found hantavirus antibodies in seven (2%) of 301 Peromyscus spp. Hantavirus antibodies were detected in P. leucopus and P. maniculatus captured from mountain and coastal island bi-omes. Three mice were positive for Sin Nom-bre virus, while four others had antibodies to Seoul virus or a related agent. Two mice serologically positive for Sin Nombre virus were collected from inside a private mountain domicile. We conclude that the risk of human exposure to hantaviruses in North Carolina resembles that for most other areas of the continental United States.

Weigler, Ksiazek, Vandenbergh, Levin, and Sullivan: Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents
B. J. Weigler, T. G. Ksiazek, J. G. Vandenbergh, M. Levin, and W. T. Sullivan "Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32(2), 354-357, (1 April 1996). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.2.354
Received: 8 March 1995; Published: 1 April 1996
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