Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents

B. J. Weigler, Thomas Ksiazek, J. G. Vandenbergh, M. Levin, W. T. Sullivan

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Abstract

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 biomes. Three mice were positive for Sin Nombre 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-357
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume32
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Sin Nombre virus
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Seoul virus
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Peromyscus maniculatus
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Keywords

  • Hantavirus
  • Peromyscus spp.
  • Seoul virus
  • Serological survey
  • Sin Nombre virus
  • Zoonotic diseases

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  • veterinary(all)

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Weigler, B. J., Ksiazek, T., Vandenbergh, J. G., Levin, M., & Sullivan, W. T. (1996). Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 32(2), 354-357.

Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents. / Weigler, B. J.; Ksiazek, Thomas; Vandenbergh, J. G.; Levin, M.; Sullivan, W. T.

In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 32, No. 2, 04.1996, p. 354-357.

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Weigler, BJ, Ksiazek, T, Vandenbergh, JG, Levin, M & Sullivan, WT 1996, 'Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 354-357.
Weigler BJ, Ksiazek T, Vandenbergh JG, Levin M, Sullivan WT. Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 1996 Apr;32(2):354-357.
Weigler, B. J. ; Ksiazek, Thomas ; Vandenbergh, J. G. ; Levin, M. ; Sullivan, W. T. / Serological Evidence for Zoonotic Hantaviruses in North Carolina Rodents. In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 1996 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 354-357.
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