Incidence rate for hantavirus infections without pulmonary syndrome, Panama

Blas Armien, Juan M. Pascale, Carlos Munoz, Sang Joon Lee, Kook L. Choi, Mario Avila, Candida Broce, Anibal G. Armien, Fernando Gracia, Brian Hjelle, Frederick Koster

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During 2001-2007, to determine incidence of all hantavirus infections, including those without pulmonary syndrome, in western Panama, we conducted 11 communitywide surveys. Among 1,129 persons, antibody prevalence was 16.5%-60.4%. Repeat surveys of 476 found that patients who seroconverted outnumbered patients with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome by 14 to 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1936-1939
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2011


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