3 OCTOBER 1997. CHILE: HANTA VIRUS

PROMED reports a message from T. Yates that a former student, Eduardo Palma, a mammalogist in Chile, identifies an increase in Oligoryzomys sp. rats has followed flowering and growth of bamboo and perhaps other plants in the area. The ProMed editor suggested this might be ENSO-related.--Terry Yates tyates@sevilleta.unm.edu

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