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Hantaviruses pp 117-134 | Cite as

Clinical Manifestations of New World Hantaviruses

  • D. A. Enria
  • A. M. Briggiler
  • N. Pini
  • S. Levis
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 256)

Abstract

In May 1993 a new clinical entity named hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) was first described in the United States during the investigation of an outbreak of a febrile disease of high mortality, characterized by acute respiratory insufficiency (Duchin et al. 1994). HPS was found to be caused by a novel agent of the Hantavirus genus, Sin Nombre virus (SNV; Nichol et al. 1993; Ksiazek et al. 1995). Since the discovery of the disease, isolated cases and outbreaks of HPS have been registered all over the Americas, and other SNV-related hantaviruses (New World hantaviruses) were identified either causing human illnesses or circulating among native sigmodontine rodent species.

Keywords

Hemorrhagic Fever Hemorrhagic Fever With Renal Syndrome Emerg Infect Hantavirus Infection Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Enria
    • 1
  • A. M. Briggiler
    • 1
  • N. Pini
    • 1
  • S. Levis
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas “Dr. Julio I. Maiztegui” (INEVH)ANLISPergaminoArgentina

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