Published in Pharma Law Weekly, January 11th, 2005
"Wild sigmondontine rodents are known to be the reservoir of several serotypes of New World hantaviruses. The mechanism of viral transmission is by aerosol inhalation of the excreta from infected rodents.
"Considering that the captive breed colonies of various wild mammals may present a potential risk for hantaviral transmission, we examined 85 specimens of Thrichomys spp," investigators in Brazil report.
"(Echimyidae) and 17 specimens of Nectomys squamipes (Sigmodontinae) from our colony for the presence of hantavirus infections. Blood samples were...
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