Novel Focus of #SinNombre Virus in Peromyscus eremicus #Mice, Death Valley National Park, #California, #USA (Emerg Infect Dis., abstract)

[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018 / Dispatch

Novel Focus of Sin Nombre Virus in Peromyscus eremicus Mice, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Joseph E. Burns1  , Marco E. Metzger1, Sharon Messenger1, Curtis L. Fritz, Inger-Marie E. Vilcins, Barryett Enge, Lawrence R. Bronson, Vicki L. Kramer, and Renjie Hu

Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Ontario, Richmond, Sacramento, and Redding, California, USA

 

Abstract

The deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) is the primary reservoir for Sin Nombre virus (SNV) in the western United States. Rodent surveillance for hantavirus in Death Valley National Park, California, USA, revealed cactus mice (P. eremicus) as a possible focal reservoir for SNV in this location. We identified SNV antibodies in 40% of cactus mice sampled.

Keywords: Hantavirus; Sin Nombre Virus; Wildlife.

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