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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

Transmission of Guanarito and Pirital Viruses among Wild Rodents, Venezuela

Mary L. Milazzo, Maria N.B. Cajimat, Gloria Duno, Freddy Duno, Antonio Utrera, and Charles F. FulhorstComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (M.L. Milazzo, M.N.B. Cajimat, C.F. Fulhorst); Ministerio de Sanidad y Asistencia Social, Region Sanitaria del Estado Portuguesa, Guanare, Venezuela (G. Duno, F. Duno); Universidad Nacional Experimental de Los Llanos Occidentales “Ezequiel Zamora,” Guanare (A. Utrera)

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Table 1

Strains of Guanarito virus and Pirital virus isolated from the spleens of rodents captured on Hato Maporal and included in the analysis of nucleocapsid protein gene sequences, municipality ofGuanarito, Portuguesa State, Venezuela, 1994–1997

Virus and strain* Rodent no.† Species Date captured Trap site GenBank
accession no.
VAV-623 FHV-623 Zygodontomys brevicauda 1994 Mar 23 JF412365
VAV-952 FHV-952 Z. brevicauda 1994 Jun 6 JF412366
AV 97020997 FHV-4030 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 4 A JF412369
AV 97021004 FHV-4037 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 4 A JF412370
AV 97021033 FHV-4066 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 5 A JF412371
AV 97021034 FHV-4067 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 5 A JF412372
AV 97021073 FHV-4106 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 11 B JF412373
AV 97021084 FHV-4117 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 11 B JF412374
AV 97021092 FHV-4125 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 11 B JF412375
AV 97021104 FHV-4137 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 12 B JF412376
AV 97021106 FHV-4139 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 12 B JF412377
AV 97021113 FHV-4146 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 12 B JF412378
AV 97021116 FHV-4149 Sigmodon alstoni 1997 Feb 12 C JF412379
AV 97021117 FHV-4150 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 12 C JF412380
AV 97021119 FHV-4152 Z. brevicauda 1997 Feb 12 C AY573922
VAV-628 FHV-628 S. alstoni 1994 Mar 23 JF412367
VAV-956 FHV-956 Z. brevicauda 1994 Jun 19 JF412368
AV 97021016 FHV-4049 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 4 B AY573923
AV 97021026 FHV-4059 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 4 B JF412381
AV 97021027 FHV-4060 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 4 B JF412382
AV 97021028 FHV-4061 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 4 B JF412383
AV 97021029 FHV-4062 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 4 B JF412384
AV 97021030 FHV-4063 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 5 A JF412385
AV 97021036 FHV-4069 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 5 A JF412386
AV 97021040 FHV-4073 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 5 A JF412387
AV 97021112 FHV-4145 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 12 B JF412388
AV 97021120 FHV-4153 S. alstoni 1997 Feb 12 C JF412389

*Strains VAV-623, VAV-628, VAV-952, VAV-956, AV 97021016, and AV 97021119 were published previously (3,5). The nucleotide sequences of the 21 other strains were determined in this study. –,rodents were captured in 1994 before establishment of trap sites.
†FHV, Fiebre Hemorrágica Venezolana.

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