Hantaviruses, causal agents of the potentially lethal hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, have widely distributed rodent hosts. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, we tested blood from 398 wild rodents captured in eastern New Mexico, US in 2015-17 and found 42 antibody-positive samples representing six genera.
Curtis JL, Milholland MT, Schountz T, Castro-Arellano I, Mali I. (2019). Detection of New World Hantavirus Antibodies in Rodents of Eastern New Mexico, USA. Journal of wildlife diseases, 55(4)