We characterised hantaviruses circulating in different Akodon
rodent species collected in midwestern Santa Catarina (SC), southern Brazil, where the Jabora hantavirus (JABV) strain was first identified in Akodon montensis
. Genetic and phylogenetic analyses based on a partial S segment indicated that, in SC, Akodon paranaensis
and A. montensis
carried the same type of hantavirus. Additionally, we conducted the first genomic characterisation of the complete S segment from the Brazilian JABV strain. This is the first report of A. paranaensis
infected with the JABV.