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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 105, No. 5, 2010, pp. 665-671
Bioline Code: oc10112
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 105, No. 5, 2010, pp. 665-671

 en Circulation of hantaviruses in the influence area of the Cuiabá-Santarém Highway
Medeiros, Daniele B.A.; da Rosa, Elizabeth S. Travassos; Marques, Aparecido A.R.; Simith, Darlene B.; Carneiro, Adriana R.; Chiang, Jannifer O.; Prazeres, Ivy T.E.; Vasconcelos, Pedro F.C. & Nunes, Márcio R.T.

Abstract

We describe evidence of circulation of hantaviruses in the influence area of the Santarém-Cuiabá Highway (BR-163) in the Brazilian Amazon through the prevalence of specific antibodies against hantaviruses in inhabitants living in four municipalities of this area: Novo Progresso (2.16%) and Trairão (4.37%), in state of Pará (PA), and Gua-rantã do Norte (4.74%) and Marcelândia (9.43%), in state of Mato Grosso. We also demonstrate the ongoing association between Castelo dos Sonhos virus (CASV) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) cases in the Castelo dos Sonhos district (municipality of Altamira, PA) and the first report of CASV in the municipalities of Novo Progresso and Guarantã do Norte. The results of this work highlight the risk for a possible increase in the number of HPS cases and the emergence of new hantavirus lineages associated with deforestation in this Amazonian area after the conclusion of paving works on BR-163 Highway.

Keywords
hantaviruses - Amazon - BR-163 Highway

 
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