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Climatic and environmental patterns associated with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Four Corners region, United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10081675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To investigate climatic, spatial, temporal, and environmental patterns associated with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) cases in the Four Corners region, we collected exposure site data for HPS cases that occurred in 1993 to 1995. Cases clustered seasonally and temporally by biome type and geographic location, and exposure sites were most often found in pinyon-juniper woodlands, grasslands, and Great Basin desert scrub lands, at elevations of 1,800 m to 2,500 m. Environmental factors (e.g., the dramatic increase in precipitation associated with the 1992 to 1993 El Niño) may indirectly increase the risk for Sin Nombre virus exposure and therefore may be of value in designing disease prevention campaigns.
D M Engelthaler; D G Mosley; J E Cheek; C E Levy; K K Komatsu; P Ettestad; T Davis; D T Tanda; L Miller; J W Frampton; R Porter; R T Bryan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emerging infectious diseases     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1080-6040     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerging Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:    1999 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-07     Completed Date:  1999-07-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508155     Medline TA:  Emerg Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix 85015, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome / epidemiology*,  etiology
Peromyscus / virology*
Population Density
Risk Factors
Southwestern United States / epidemiology

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