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Volume 26, Number 4—April 2020

Person-to-Person Transmission of Andes Virus in Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Argentina, 2014

Daniel O. Alonso, Unai Pérez-Sautu, Carla M. Bellomo, Karla Prieto, Ayelén Iglesias, Rocío Coelho, Natalia Periolo, Isabel Domenech, Gabriel Talmon, Romina Hansen, Gustavo Palacios, and Valeria P. MartinezComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas "Dr. C. Malbrán," Buenos Aires, Argentina (D.O. Alonso, C.M. Bellomo, A. Iglesias, R. Coelho, N. Periolo, V.P. Martinez); United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, Maryland, USA (U. Pérez-Sautu, K. Prieto, G. Palacios); University of Nebraska College of Public Health, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (K. Prieto); Hospital Zonal de Bariloche, Bariloche, Argentina (I. Domenech); Ministerio de Salud de la Provincia de Río Negro, Rio Negro, Argentina (G. Talmon); Hospital de Área El Bolsón, Rio Negro (R. Hansen)

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Table 1

Epidemiologic characteristics of 5 patients with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Argentina, 2014*

Patient Age, y/sex Date of symptom onset Date of death Relationship Place of residence or work Risk activity
P1 71/M 2014 May 10 2014 May 15 Twin brother of P2 Los Repollos forest reserve, Río Negro Province Collecting firewood
P2 71/M 2014 May 25 2014 Jun 1 Twin brother of P1 Los Repollos forest reserve, rural area, Río Negro Province Collecting firewood, contact with P1
P3 53/F 2014 Jun 16 Survived Nurse of P2 El Bolsón, semiurban area, no evidence of rodent exposure in her home, nurse at HAEB Assisted P2 at HAEB on May 27 and 28, before his transfer to HZB
NRC1 41/M 2014 Apr 30 2014 May 5 None El Blanco, rural area, Cholila, Chubut Province Daily contact with rodents in poor habitat conditions
NRC2 36/F 2017 May 11 Survived None Epuyen, rural town Chubut Province, high school teacher Camping activities in Los Alerces National Park

*HAEB, Hospital Area El Bolsón (primary healthcare center); HZB, Hospital Zonal Bariloche (high-complexity hospital).

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