Hantavirus en roedores de la Octava Région de Chile

Translated title of the contribution: Hantavirus in rodents of the VIII Region of Chile

Juan Carlos Ortiz, Waldo Venegas, John A. Sandoval, Patricio Chandía, Fernando Torres-Pérez

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The Eight Region has the second highest number of cases of Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome (HCPS) in humans for Chile. A study was performed to identify the number of rodents serologically positive to hantavirus and their local distribution in this region. To achieve this goal, we sampled eleven sites in the four provinces of the region. Seven rodents species were collected, with Abrothrix olivaceus presenting the largest number of captures followed by Oligoryzomys longicaudatus. Of the 300 rodents analyzed, five (1.66 %) were sero-positives to hantavirus and belonged to three different sigmodontine species: Abrothrix longipilis, O. longicaudatus, and Loxodontomys micropus. No previous records of seropositive L. micropus existed.

Translated title of the contributionHantavirus in rodents of the VIII Region of Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Chilena de Historia Natural
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


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