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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

Hantaviruses and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Maranhão, Brazil

Elizabeth S. Travassos da Rosa, Elba R. Sampaio de Lemos, Daniele B. de Almeida Medeiros, Darlene B. Simith, Armando de Souza Pereira, Mauro R. Elkhoury, Wellington S. Mendes1, José R.B. Vidigal, Renata C. de Oliveira, Paulo S. D’Andrea, Cibele R. Bonvícino, Ana C.R. Cruz, Márcio R.T. Nunes, and Pedro F.C. VasconcelosComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Brazil (E.S. Travassos da Rosa, D.B. de Almeida Medeiros, D.B. Simith, A. de Souza Pereira, A.C.R. Cruz, M.R.T. Nunes, P.F. da Costa Vasconcelos); Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (E.R. Sampaio de Lemos, R.C. de Oliveira, P.S. D’Andrea); Pan American Health Organization, Brasília, Brazil (M.R. Elkhoury); Federal University of Maranhão, São Luís, Brazil (W.S. Mendes); State Health Secretariat, São Luís (J.R.B. Vidigal); National Institute of Cancer, Rio de Janeiro (C.R. Bonvicino); Pará State University, Belém, Brazil (A.C.R. Cruz, P.F. da Costa Vasconcelos)

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Table 2

Testing for hantavirus among residents of urban and rural areas of Anajatuba, Maranhão, Brazil, May 2005*

Zone Town Total population No. (%) persons sampled No. (%) persons positive†
Limirique and Porção do Junco (neighborhood)
54 (5.09)
9 (16.7)
Rural Areal 375 42 (11.2) 3 (7.1)
Bacabal 790 57 (7.2) 7 (12.3)
Olho d’água 193 51 (26.4) 5 (9.8)
Quebra 584 38 (6.5) 5 (13.2)
São Roque and Pastoradouro 634 51 (8.0) 3 (5.9)
Rural zone total
239 (9.3)
23 (9.6)
Total 3,635 293 (8.1) 32 (10.9)

*Data were provided by the Health Municipal Secretary of the Anajatuba Municipality, 2005.
†By immunoglobulin G testing.

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