Population Dynamics of the Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) and Sin Nombre Virus, California Channel Islands

Tim B. Graham, Bruno B Chomel

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Abstract

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, first documented in 1993, is caused by Sin Nombre virus (SNV), which is carried by the Peromyscus species. In 1994, high SNV antibody prevalence was identified in deer mice from two California Channel Islands. We sampled two locations on three islands to estimate mouse population density and SNV prevalence. Population flux and SNV prevalence appear to vary independently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997

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