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ALBUQUERQUE - A group of researchers has discovered a mechanism that helps protect deer mice from hantavirus even though the rodents carry the life-threatening disease.
By Margie Wood, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 18--Another death from hantavirus, which occurred in Park County, was reported Tuesday by the state health department. Spokesman Mark Salley said it was the third death from the virus in the state in six days.
Commonly known as the Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus is native to North America. It is prevalent in all areas except the far north and southeast United States. They can also be found in parts of South America. Peromyscus is the name used for most deer mice. There are sixty-six subspecies of Peromyscus maniculatus, and they are known for being closely related to the White-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus). It is possible to distinguish between the two by looking at the multi colored...
The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...
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