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Number of Cases and Deaths from
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

(Region of the Americas, 1993–2004)

Country 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Total
Argentina
  Cases 21 10 10 42 51 67 81 68 92 86 52 12 592
  Deaths           11       ... ... ... 11
Bolivia
  Cases 3   1 1 7 6 2 1 5 8 11 4 36
  Deaths         ... ... ... ...   ... ... ... 17
Brazil
  Cases 3   1 3   11 26 58 71 73 75   321
  Deaths 2   1 3   8 12 20 25 ... ...   71
Canada
  Cases   8 3 3 7 6 2 1   44 14   88
  Deaths                         0
Chile
  Cases     1 3 30 35 26 31 81 65 59   331
  Deaths     ... ... 18 20 11 12 29 17 17   124
Panama
  Cases             3 21 5 2 4   35
  Deaths                 1   2   3
Paraguay
  Cases   16 15 5 4 5 4 15 27 4 4   99
  Deaths     2 1 1 0 2 2 5 ... ...   13
Uruguay
  Cases         2 3 12 8 4 9 10   48
  Deaths         1 2 1 1 0 3 5   13
USA
  Cases 48 32 24 22 23 33 33 34 6 11 17 79 362
  Deaths                         132
Total
  Cases 75 66 55 79 124 166 189 237 291 302 246 95 1910
  Deaths 2 0 3 4 20 41 26 35 60 20 24 0 384
Sources: Reports to PAHO from the Ministries of Health of the respective countries.
Last Update: 26 April 2004.