Ecology of hantaan virus at Twin Bridges Training Area, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea, 2005-2007

William J. Sames, Terry A. Klein, Heung Chul Kim, Sung Tae Chong, In Yong Lee, Se Hun Gu, Yon Mi Park, Ji Hye Jeong, Jin Won Song

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Abstract

The Twin Bridges Training Area (TBTA) in the Republic of Korea consists of dirt roads, barren training areas, and forested hillsides adjacent to linear and broad expanses of tall grasses, herbaceous, and scrub vegetation. Of the six species of small mammals, the striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius, was the most frequently captured (96.1%). Apodemus agrarius capture rates varied from 17.7 to 33.2% during three trapping periods. Gravid females were observed during NovemberDecember 2006 (8.4%) and March 2007 (5.1%). In 2005, the overall seroprevalence of Hantaan virus (HTNV) was high (34.4%) and lower during surveys in 2006 (14.2%) and 2007 (13.8%). Seroprevalence was directly correlated with weight increase of A. agrarius.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Vector Ecology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Apodemus agrarius
  • Ecology
  • Hantavirus
  • Insectivores
  • Korea
  • Rodent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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Sames, W. J., Klein, T. A., Kim, H. C., Chong, S. T., Lee, I. Y., Gu, S. H., Park, Y. M., Jeong, J. H., & Song, J. W. (2009). Ecology of hantaan virus at Twin Bridges Training Area, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea, 2005-2007. Journal of Vector Ecology, 34(2), 225-231. https://doi.org/10.3376/038.034.0208