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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 Provider(s): CDC/ Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc
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