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Accession Number ADA583184
Title Vaccines for Hantaviruses: Progress and Issues.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author C. S. Schmaljohn
Abstract The Hantavirus genus of the family Bunyaviridae comprises more than 20 viruses, including several human pathogens. Hantaviruses are maintained in rodent reservoirs and are usually transmitted to humans in aerosols of rodent excreta. Oldworld rodents carry viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and new-world rodents carry viruses that cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Four hantaviruses cause most cases of HFRS in Asia and Europe: Hantaan (HTNV), Seoul (SEOV), Puumala (PUUV) and Dobrava (DOBV) viruses. HPS- and HPS-causing hantaviruses were discovered in 1993 when an outbreak of severe respiratory distress of unknown etiology occurred in the USA. Most HPS cases result from infections with Sin Nombre virus in North America or Andes virus in South America.
Keywords Asia
Dobv(Dobrava viruses)
Europe
Excretion
Hantaan virus
Hfrs(Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome)
Infectious diseases
Kidneys
Lung
North america
Puuv(Puumala viruses)
Rodents
Signs and symptoms
Vaccines
Viruses

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
57J - Immunology
Corporate Author Army Medical Research Inst. of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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