A serologic survey was conducted to determine the presence of antibody to Hantavirus in rodents in Thailand. Sera from over 300 rodents were tested by an immunofluorescent antibody method. Bandicota indica, a field rodent, was found to have a high incidence of infecton (20-24%) in 2 locations. A hantavirus was isolated from lung samples of B. indica. When sera were tested from humans living in Kanchanaburi and several locations in Bangkok, those people living in close proximity to the infected B. indica had a greater than 30% prevalence of positive antibody titers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases