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1 October 1997 A SMALL-SCALE SURVEY OF HANTAVIRUS IN MAMMALS FROM INDIANA
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In order to determine if hantaviruses were present in mice and other small mammals in Indiana (USA), small mammals were trapped in Brown, LaPorte, Tippecanoe and Whitley counties. Sixty-seven small mammals were trapped during August and September 1994. Sixty-three Peromyscus leucopus, one Microtus pennsylvanicus, one Zapus hudsonius and two Blarina brevicauda were captured and tested for hantaviruses. Six P. leucopus were found to have antibody to Sin Nombre virus (SN) by IgG ELISA, and a 139 bp fragment of SN-like hantavirus was amplified from five of them. All six of the positive P. leucopus were from LaPorte County. No other small mammals had evidence of infection with SN virus. This study presents the first report of Sin Nombre-like hantavirus in P. leucopus from Indiana.

Dietrich, Pruden, Ksiazek, Morzunov, and Camp: A SMALL-SCALE SURVEY OF HANTAVIRUS IN MAMMALS FROM INDIANA
Nanette Dietrich, Shaina Pruden, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Sergey P. Morzunov, and Joseph W. Camp "A SMALL-SCALE SURVEY OF HANTAVIRUS IN MAMMALS FROM INDIANA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(4), 818-822, (1 October 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.4.818
Received: 22 October 1996; Published: 1 October 1997
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