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This image depicts a North American deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus which had made its home amongst deteriorating sheets of fabric and bird feathers. Deer mice are the principal reservoir of Sin Nombre virus (SNV), a specie of the genus Hantavirus, the primary etiologic agent of hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS), also referred to as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).
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