Human Exposure to Hantaviruses Associated with Rodents of the Murinae Subfamily, Madagascar

Harinirina Aina Rabemananjara, Vololoniaina Raharinosy, Ravo Michèle Razafimahefa, Jean Pierre Ravalohery, Jean Théophile Rafisandratantsoa, Soa Fy Andriamandimby, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Soanandrasana Rahelinirina, Aina Harimanana, Judickaelle Irinantenaina, Marie Marie Olive, Christophe Rogier, Noël Tordo, Rainer G. Ulrich, Jean Marc Reynes, Stéphane Petres, Jean Michel Heraud, Sandra Telfer* (Corresponding Author), Claudia Filippone* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

We conducted a national human serologic study of a hantavirus detected in Madagascar rodents using a commercial kit and a new ELISA targeting the virus. Our results suggest a conservative estimate of 2.7% (46/1,680) IgG seroprevalence. A second single-district study using the new ELISA revealed a higher prevalence (7.2%; 10/139).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-590
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number3
Early online date19 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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    Rabemananjara, H. A., Raharinosy, V., Razafimahefa, R. M., Ravalohery, J. P., Rafisandratantsoa, J. T., Andriamandimby, S. F., Rajerison, M., Rahelinirina, S., Harimanana, A., Irinantenaina, J., Olive, M. M., Rogier, C., Tordo, N., Ulrich, R. G., Reynes, J. M., Petres, S., Heraud, J. M., Telfer, S., & Filippone, C. (2020). Human Exposure to Hantaviruses Associated with Rodents of the Murinae Subfamily, Madagascar. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(3), 587-590. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2603.190320