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Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome: a concise clinical review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19434035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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In 1978, hantaviruses were first described as the etiological agent of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Korea. Since then, numerous related, enveloped, negative-stranded RNA viruses have been identified, forming the genus Hantavirus within the family Bunyaviridae. These pathogens are distributed worldwide and thus can be classified, on the basis of phylogenetic origins, into Old World viruses or New World viruses (ie North, Central, and South America). Similarly, these viruses cause two major types of syndromes, corresponding respectively to their phylogenies: the original HFRS or the more recently described hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). As the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is the primary hantaviral disease in North America, it will thus be the focus of this review.
Authors:
Donald C Vinh; John M Embil
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Department of Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada; and Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
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