Serologic evidence of hantaan-like virus in rodents and man in Thailand

M. R. Elwell, G. S. Ward, M. Tingpalapong, James LeDuc

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

56 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Hantaan virus
Thailand
Hantavirus
Rodentia
Antibodies
Murinae
Serum
Lung
Incidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Serologic evidence of hantaan-like virus in rodents and man in Thailand. / Elwell, M. R.; Ward, G. S.; Tingpalapong, M.; LeDuc, James.

In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1985, p. 349-354.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{ccb2f4c17a264f90a9183d81bc11f230,
title = "Serologic evidence of hantaan-like virus in rodents and man in Thailand",
abstract = "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.",
author = "Elwell, {M. R.} and Ward, {G. S.} and M. Tingpalapong and James LeDuc",
year = "1985",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "16",
pages = "349--354",
journal = "Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health",
issn = "0038-3619",
publisher = "Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Serologic evidence of hantaan-like virus in rodents and man in Thailand

AU - Elwell, M. R.

AU - Ward, G. S.

AU - Tingpalapong, M.

AU - LeDuc, James

PY - 1985

Y1 - 1985

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0022400134&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0022400134&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 16

SP - 349

EP - 354

JO - Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

JF - Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

SN - 0038-3619

IS - 3

ER -