Patterns of association with host and habitat: antibody reactive with sin Nombre virus
in small mammals in the major biotic communities of the southwestern united States.
Although the virus species responsible for HPS is not typically assessed in diagnostic testing, it is likely that most cases of HPS in the United States are caused by Sin Nombre virus
because of the western distribution of the reservoir host of this virus, the deer mouse, in comparison with reservoir hosts of other pathogenic hantavirus species, which are found primarily in the central and eastern United States.
Natural history of Sin Nombre virus
in western Colorado.
Relationship of ecological variables to Sin Nombre virus
antibody seroprevalence in populations of deer mice.
To the Editor: Sin Nombre virus
(SNV) is a highly virulent strain of hantavirus associated with rodent hosts in North America (1,2).
Similar patterns have been observed for Sin Nombre virus
(SNV)-infected deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus).
Furthermore, Sin Nombre virus
RNA is present in saliva but not in urine and feces from deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) (7), confirming that hantaviruses are transmitted to humans through rodent saliva.
Cao Bang virus (CBNV TC-3), EF543526; Hantaan virus (HTNV 76-118), NC_005219; Seoul virus (SEOV 80-39), NC_005237; Soochong virus (SOOV SC-1), AY675353; Dobrava virus (DOBV Greece), NC_005234; Puumala virus (PUUV Sotkamo), NC_005223; Prospect Hill virus (PHV PH-1), X55129; Tula virus (TULV Moravia 5302v), NC_005228; Sin Nombre virus
(SNV NMH10), NC_005215, and Andes virus (ANDV Chile-9717869), NC_003467.