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  1. Hemorrhagic Fevers: Ebola, Marburg Virus, Lassa Fever, Dengue Fever, Dengue Shock Syndrome, Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, Hantavirus
  2. Bunyavirus: Hantavirus, Fièvre Pappataci, Bunyaviridae, Sin Nombre Virus (French Edition)
  3. Hantavirus in the Americas by Editors, 1999-01-01
  4. Sensitivity of Andes hantavirus to antiviral effect of human saliva.(LETTERS)(Report): An article from: Emerging Infectious Diseases by Jonas Hardestam, Ake Lundkvist, et all 2009-07-01
  5. Hantavirus Hunting by HoWang Lee, 2004
  6. Imported fatal hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.(LETTERS)(Clinical report): An article from: Emerging Infectious Diseases by Steven Reynolds, Eleni Galanis, et all 2007-09-01
  7. New world hantavirus in humans, French Guiana.(Letter to the editor): An article from: Emerging Infectious Diseases by Severine Matheus, Jean Baptiste Meynard, et all 2006-08-01
  8. Thottapalayam virus, a prototype shrewborne hantavirus.(SYNOPSIS): An article from: Emerging Infectious Diseases by Jin-Won Song, Luck Ju Baek, et all 2007-07-01
  9. Risk factors for hantavirus infection in Germany, 2005.(DISPATCHES)(Clinical report): An article from: Emerging Infectious Diseases by Muna Abu Sin, Klaus Stark, et all 2007-09-01
  10. Newfound hantavirus in Chinese mole shrew, Vietnam.(DISPATCHES)(Report): An article from: Emerging Infectious Diseases by Jin-Won Song, Hae Ji Kang, et all 2007-11-01
  11. Hantavirus survivors show long-term effects.(Infectious Diseases): An article from: Internal Medicine News by Damian McNamara, 2005-01-01
  12. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in five pediatric patients--four states, 2009.: An article from: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by C. Levy, K. Gains, et all 2009-12-25
  13. ALBUQUERQUE DOCTORS UPGRADE HANTAVIRUS VICTIM'S CONDITION.(Main): An article from: The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM) by Gale Reference Team, 2009-05-14
  14. Hantavirus infection in the Republic of Georgia.(DISPATCHES): An article from: Emerging Infectious Diseases by Tinatin Kuchuloria, Danielle V. Clark, et all 2009-09-01

41. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Fact Sheet - American Lung Association Site
hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is the name given to an infectious lung hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is caused by infection with a specific virus

42. Hantavirus - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
hantavirus is one of the four genera of the family Bunyaviridae. The word hantavirus is derived from the Hantaan River, where the Hantaan virus (the
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Hantavirus Virus classification Group: Group V (-)ssRNA Family: Bunyaviridae Genus: Hantavirus Species Andes virus (ANDV)
Bayou virus
Black Creek Canal virus
Cano Delgadito virus
Dobrava-Belgrade virus
El Moro Canyon virus
Hantaan virus
Isla Vista virus
Khabarovsk virus
Laguna Negra virus
Muleshoe virus
(MULV) New York virus (NYV) Prospect Hill virus (PHV) Puumala virus (PUUV) Rio Mamore virus (RIOMV) Rio Segundo virus (RIOSV) Seoul virus (SEOV) Sin Nombre virus (SNV) Thailand virus (THAIV) Thottapalayam virus (TPMV) Topografov virus (TOPV) Tula virus (TULV) Hantaviruses belong to the bunyavirus family of viruses . There are 5 genera within the family: bunyavirus, phlebovirus nairovirus tospovirus , and hantavirus. Each is made up of negative-sensed, single-stranded RNA viruses . All these genera include arthropod -borne viruses, with the exception of hantavirus, which is

43. MDTravel Health
hantavirus. ©2005 All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use. hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome United States Updated Recommendations for
Hantavirus From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) All About Hantavirus Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome - United States: Updated Recommendations for Risk Reduction
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44. CBC News Indepth: Health
Deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, a hantavirus carrier. (courtesy CDC). The death of an Alberta woman from hantavirus in May 2005 once again raised the
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Deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, a hantavirus carrier. (courtesy CDC) The death of an Alberta woman from hantavirus in May 2005 once again raised the profile of this rare but deadly viral disease. Canada’s first human hantavirus case was reported in British Columbia in 1994, but subsequent research suggests that the first case actually took place in Alberta five years earlier. About 57 cases have been reported in Canada, with at least 19 deaths. All of the cases have occurred in the four western provinces. But infected mice have been found in every province except Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, suggesting that the potential exists for human hantavirus cases to emerge in other parts of the country. What is hantavirus?

45. CBC News: Fourth Case Of Hantavirus In Alberta
FROM MAY 11, 2005 hantavirus infects Alberta family, killing adult Since 1989, there have been 31 cases of hantavirus in Alberta, and nine deaths.
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Fourth case of hantavirus in Alberta
Last Updated Sat, 21 May 2005 09:24:29 EDT CBC News EDMONTON - Health authorities in Alberta are looking for help from Health Canada to deal with a small outbreak of the hantavirus, a potentially fatal disease. Officials have confirmed a fourth case after one woman died last week and another adult and child from the same family in central Alberta became ill. They say a man from Hobbema, south of Edmonton, has come down with the infection. Deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, a hantavirus carrier. (courtesy CDC) Dr. Karen Grimsrud, deputy provincial health officer, says the latest case is not related to the first, but that makes it a bigger concern. "I think it leaves us with a question that we had last week and that is, there's something unusual going on here, how can we explain this cluster?"

46. National Park Service Public Health Program - Hantavirus Guidelines Page
The purpose of this document is to provide information about hantavirus and The recently recognized hantavirusassociated disease primarily among
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Food and Drug Administration ... State Health Departments HANTAVIRUS INFECTION INTERIM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RISK REDUCTION Printer Friendly Version The purpose of this document is to provide information about Hantavirus and provide recommendations to protect NPS personnel who reside or visit in areas known or are suspected of having Hantavirus. It is adapted from the official publication of the U.S. Public Health Service, MMWR July 30, 1993, Vol. 42, No. RR11. If you have questions or need further information, contact your Regional Public Health Consultant. This document contains specific recommendations for (1) reducing rodent shelter and food sources in and around the home, (2) eliminating rodents inside the home and preventing them from entering the home, (3) preventing Hantavirus infection while rodent-contaminated areas are being cleaned up, (4) protecting persons who have potential occupational contact with rodents, and (5) protecting campers and hikers.

47. Hantavirus
hantavirus information for visitors to Channel Islands National Park.
A strain of Hantavirus has been identified in mouse populations on Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and San Miguel Islands in Channel Islands National Park. Only on remote Santa Barbara and Anacapa Islands was the virus not found. This virus is similar to the four corners strain and has been found in greater concentrations on the Channel Islands than at any other location. Up to 70 % of the mice tested carried the Hantavirus, yet here have been no reported human illnesses from contact on the islands. When the testing was performed in 1994 and the strain found, further tests were performed including testing of long term island residents and employees. There were no humans identified who tested positive for contact.
Hantavirus (Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome) causes flu-like symptoms: fever, fatigue, muscle aches, cough, headaches, and vomiting. followed by rapid onset of respiratory distress 12 hours to several days later. The disease is spread through contact (aerosol or skin) with urine, feces, or nesting materials of rodents, or through contaminated food or water. This is a life-threatening illness. TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INFECTION:
Avoid contact with rodents and rodent burrows
Do not disturb dens
Do not pitch tents or place sleeping bags in proximity to rodent feces or burrows or near possible rodent shelters
If possible, do not sleep on bare ground. Use tents with floors.

48. Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve Hantavirus Information
A strain of hantavirus has recently been found in the deer mouse More detailed information concerning hantavirus is posted at the reserve field station
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A strain of Hantavirus has recently been found in the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), the most common mouse in this region. The disease caused by this virus is called HARDS which stands for Hantavirus Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The virus is one of a family of viruses carried by rodents and communicable to humans. In response to this concern, the University is making every effort to reduce and avoid contact between users of the reserve and mice. However, this effort requires assistance from you, the reserve users, and we are requesting your help and cooperation, especially by complying with the suggested risk reduction and cleanup guidelines.

49. Ontario Ministry Of Health And Long-Term Care - Public Information - Publication
What is hantavirus ? It s a virus that can cause a rare but very serious lung disease called Most people in Ontario will never be exposed to hantavirus.
Public Information Health Care Providers News Media Text Only Version DISEASES : Hantavirus What is hantavirus ? It's a virus that can cause a rare but very serious lung disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). The virus was first found in people in 1993 but has probably existed for many years. The first cases were in rural areas of the southwest United States. The U.S. reports less than 35 cases each year, while Canada reports about three cases annually. No cases have been confirmed east of Saskatchewan. How is hantavirus spread ? Rodents may carry the virus, especially deer mice. Infected rodents shed the virus in their urine, saliva and droppings (feces). Deer Mouse Deer mice are pale grey, with white fur on their stomachs. They live mainly in rural and semi-rural wooded areas. They are not generally found in urban areas. Health Canada has found the virus in a very small percentage of deer mice tested in Northern Ontario. Your chances of getting HPS are very low. Only rarely do people exposed to the virus become infected. People can be exposed to the virus in several ways :
  • most often by breathing in infected dust from deer mice droppings or urine;

50. Hanta Virus & Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) - ExploreNorth
How to recognize deer mice, and to avoid the oftenfatal disease that they may be carrying.
Hanta Virus
by Murray Lundberg Dateline: May 22, 2000 For those of us who live on the edge of a forest, one of the most insidious dangers is brought into our homes by one of the cutest of forest creatures, the deer mouse. Having just had to wage my distressing Annual Deer Mouse Massacre last night, this may be a good time to provide a warning about just how serious the problem is. First, a caution - don't get too focussed on this, as the disease is quite rare. However, it is fatal to almost half the people who contract it, so it's important to know the situation, and the easy steps to take to avoid exposure. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) was first recognized in the United States in 1993. The circumpolar North, however, has known hantavirus outbreaks for decades - in Europe, different varieties of the virus occur, with different carriers than in North America. In 1913 Russia was hit hard by the disease, then in 1932-1935 most of Scandinavia saw outbreaks, and in 1945 a small area of northern Finland was hit. In Canada, the earliest confirmed case of HPS dates to 1989. Most cases in Canada have been in the area of Edmonton, Alberta. Deer Mice ( Peromyscus maniculatus ) have large eyes and ears, with bodies about 2.5 - 3.5 inches long and tails the same length. Colors range from grey to reddish brown. The most distinctive feature is a white underbelly; the feet and tail may also have some white on them. Deer mice inhabit most of North America, including much of the Yukon and Northwest Territories (

51. Handwashing Fact Sheet
hantavirus is the name of a family of related viruses that have virtually a worldwide What are the signs and symptoms of hantavirus infection?
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Printable Version Hantavirus is the name of a family of related viruses that have virtually a worldwide distribution.
Who gets hantavirus infection?
Anyone can become infected with hantavirus, but persons who have exposure to rodents or to rodent-infested areas are at highest risk of the infection.
Is hantavirus infection a new disease?
No. Outbreaks of disease compatible with certain types of hantavirus infection have been described in Europe and Asia since the 1930's. However, in the United States, there were no reports of acute disease associated with hantavirus prior to 1993. In the spring of that year, an outbreak of severe respiratory disease caused by a newly recognized strain of hantavirus occurred in the southwestern USA. It is now apparent that illnesses due to this strain occurred before the 1993 outbreak but were not recognized.
How is hantavirus infection acquired?

52. Hantavirus - Boulder County Public Health
hantavirus occurs in several states in the US as well as in many other areas of North and South America. Sin Nombre virus is the most common of the
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Fact Sheet (PDF 66 KB) Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a respiratory illness caused by infection with a group of viruses called hantaviruses.
Hantavirus infections occur in several states in the U. S. as well as in many other areas of North and South America. Sin Nombre virus is the most common of the hantaviruses in the United States. It is usually responsible for infections in the western states, including Colorado, and is carried by the deer mouse. In 1993, a cluster of illnesses occurred in the Four Corners area of the southwestern United States. This was the first incident where Sin Nombre virus was identified.

53. Alberta Health Wellness Alberta Health Wellness Contact Us
Albertans are reminded to take precautions to avoid hantavirus infection. The only confirmed carrier of the hantavirus in Alberta is the deer mouse
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HEALTH INFORMATION Hantavirus Albertans are reminded to take precautions to avoid hantavirus infection. The department stresses that the incidence of the disease and the risk it poses to the public is low. However, particularly in the spring, when the weather improves and people spend more time outdoors and doing spring cleaning, Albertans should remember how they can keep any risk to a minimum. The only confirmed carrier of the hantavirus in Alberta is the deer mouse (reddish-brown or in some cases grey, but always with white fur on the neck, belly, feet, and tail). However, it is possible that other rodents may carry the virus and it is not always easy to determine what kind of mouse one is exposed to (particularly when the only evidence is droppings). All rodents should be treated as potential carriers. The virus does not appear to have any effect on mice which carry it. Precautions The main risk of infection comes from being exposed to accumulations of mouse droppings in enclosed areas for example, cleaning a garage or shed that mice have been living in during the winter. Hantavirus is passed to humans when they breathe in airborne particles released from the droppings, fresh urine and nesting material of infected rodents. The virus does not appear to cause any illness in pets. Even if they are exposed to the virus, dogs and cats do not pass the infection on to their owners. The virus is also not passed from one person to another.

54. Texas Department Of Health, Zoonosis Control Division
General Information. CDC Tips for Preventing hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (CDC). Statistics. Texas 2002
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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)
Hantavirus pulmonary (relating to the lungs) syndrome (HPS) is an infectious disease that can cause death. It is spread to people by rodents, such as rats and mice. The question-and-answer sections presented below contain information about HPS and how to prevent it. Following these tips will help reduce your risk of getting this disease.
General Information CDC Tips for Preventing Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (CDC) Statistics Texas Updated: 6/14/04 12:14:15 PM

55. EMedicine - Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome : Article By Scott Cameron, MD
hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS) was recognized initially on May 14, 1993. The New Mexico Office of the
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Last Updated: July 6, 2005 Rate this Article Email to a Colleague Synonyms and related keywords: hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, HCPS, hanta, Sin Nombre virus, Muerto Canyon virus, four corners virus AUTHOR INFORMATION Section 1 of 11 Author Information Introduction Clinical Differentials ... Bibliography
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56. EMedicine - Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome : Article By Burke A Cunha, MD
hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome hantaviruses are RNA zoonotic viruses that are transmitted to humans from rodent hosts. They are members of the family
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57. Hantavirus Information Bulletin - June 2002
Evidence of hantavirus infection is much less common in other rodents, hantavirus is transmitted to people by the inhalation of airborne particles bulletin/hantavirus-bulletin.

58. Dr. Koop - Hantavirus
hantavirus is a disease characterized by symptoms followed by failure.
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Definition: Hantavirus is a disease characterized by flu-like symptoms followed by respiratory failure.
Alternative Names: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Hantavirus has probably caused people to get sick for years in the United States, but it was not recognized until recently. A 1993 outbreak of fatal respiratory illness on an Indian reservation in the Four Corners area (the border of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona) led epidemiologists to the discovery of hantavirus as the causative agent. Since that discovery, hantavirus disease has been reported in every western state, and in many eastern states. Hantavirus is carried by rodents, particularly deer mice, and is present in their urine and feces. The virus does not cause disease in the carrier animal. Humans are thought to become infected when they are exposed to contaminated dust from the nests or droppings of mice. The disease is not, however, passed between humans. Contaminated dust is often encountered when cleaning long-vacated dwellings, sheds, or other enclosed areas.

59. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment And Prevention
hantavirus is a lung disease caused by rodents, particularly deer mice, and can be found in their urine. Although not transmittable between humans,
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Hantavirus is a lung disease caused by rodents, particularly deer mice, and can be found in their urine. Although not transmittable between humans, hantavirus can be spread when the contaminated dust from rodent nests and droppings are inhaled by humans. Find out about the signs, symptoms, treatment options and prevention of hantavirus.
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60. Hantavirus
hantavirus disease is a rare, but potentially fatal infection spread by deer mice and possibly by other rodents. It is transmitted to people when they
What is Hantavirus? Hantavirus disease is a rare, but potentially fatal infection spread by deer mice and possibly by other rodents. It is transmitted to people when they inhale airborne particles contaminated by the saliva or excretions of infected rodents. Controlling rodents, identifying sources of infection, cleaning buildings and work sites and minimizing exposures will reduce the risk of infection. Flu-like or pneumonia symptoms following potential exposures to sources of infection should be promptly reported to a doctor for treatment. It begins as a flu-like illness. The initial symptoms include fever, muscle aches, cough, headaches, nausea and vomiting. As the disease worsens, pneumonia symptoms may develop. Fluid builds up in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Death may occur at this stage. The initial symptoms of the disease may appear from one to six weeks after the exposure, with an average of from two to three weeks. Once the initial symptoms appear, the disease can progress rapidly and become life-threatening within a few days. Treatment People who develop fever or respiratory illness within 6 weeks of potential exposure to sources of infection should immediately seek medical attention. The physician should be informed of the potential exposure and of the suspected risk of Hantavirus disease. Persons with the disease will require intensive, supportive care to treat the symptoms.

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