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This photograph depicts a sterile latex-gloved hand, holding an unknown specie of deer mouse, from the genus, Peromyscus. Deer mice are the principal reservoir of Sin Nombre virus (SNV), the primary etiologic agent of hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS), also referred to as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), in North America.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc
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Links:CDC – All about Hantaviruses: Rodents That Carry the Types of Hantavirus Which Cause HPS in the United States
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