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Emerg Infect Dis. 1998 Jan-Mar;4(1):105-11.

Bayou virus-associated hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Eastern Texas: identification of the rice rat, Oryzomys palustris, as reservoir host.

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University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, USA.

Abstract

We describe the third known case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) due to Bayou virus, from Jefferson County, Texas. By using molecular epidemiologic methods, we show that rice rats (Oryzomys palustris) are frequently infected with Bayou virus and that viral RNA sequences from HPS patients are similar to those from nearby rice rats. Bayou virus is associated with O. palustris; this rodent appears to be its predominant reservoir host.

PMID:
9452404
PMCID:
PMC2627679
DOI:
10.3201/eid0401.980115
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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