Hantavirus in northern short-tailed shrew, United States

Satoru Arai, Jin Won Song, Laarni Sumibcay, Shannon N. Bennett, Vivek R. Nerurkar, Cheryl Parmenter, Joseph A. Cook, Terry L. Yates, Richard Yanagihara

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Phylogenetic analyses, based on partial medium- and large-segment sequences, support an ancient evolutionary origin of a genetically distinct hantavirus detected by reverse transcription-PCR in tissues of northern short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda) captured in Minnesota in August 1998. To our knowledge, this is the first evidence of hantaviruses harbored by shrews in the Americas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1420-1423
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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