We developed a 1-hour field enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for detecting antibody to Sin Nombre virus in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). The assay specificity and sensitivity were comparable to those of a standard EIA. This test will permit identification of rodents with antibody to this and perhaps other hantaviruses.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Viral/blood antibodies; Immunoenzyme techniques; Peromyscus; Sentinel surveillance; Sin Nombre virus
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Schountz, Tony; Calisher, Charles H.; Richens, Tiffany R.; Rich, Audrey A.; Doty, Jeffrey B.; Hughes, Mark T.; and Beaty, Barry J., "Rapid Field Immunoassay for Detecting Antibody to Sin Nombre Virus in Deer Mice" (2007). School of Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. Paper 6.