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Two cases of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome--Randolph County, West Virginia, July 2004.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15565018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare cardiopulmonary disease caused by viruses of the genus Hantavirus, for which rodents are the natural reservoir. Transmission to humans occurs by direct contact with rodents or their excreta or by inhalation of aerosolized infectious material (e.g., dust created by disturbing rodent nests). In July 2004, HPS cases (including one fatal case) were reported in two persons believed to have been exposed at sites approximately 12 miles apart in Randolph County, West Virginia (2000 population: 28,254). This report describes the two cases and summarizes their epidemiologic and environmental investigations. Clinicians and the public need to be educated about the risk for HPS and methods to reduce that risk.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1545-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-26     Completed Date:  2004-12-01     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1086-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Humans
Male
West Virginia / epidemiology

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