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Hantavirus: Introduction

Hantavirus: In 1993, an outbreak of a mysterious, often fatal lung disease occurred in the southwestern United States. That outbreak occurred in part from weather ... more about Hantavirus.

Hantavirus: A genus of viruses from the family Bunyaviridae. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hantavirus is available below.

Symptoms of Hantavirus

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Hantavirus: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Hantavirus

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Hantavirus: Complications

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Causes of Hantavirus

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Disease Topics Related To Hantavirus

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Misdiagnosis and Hantavirus

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Clinical Trials for Hantavirus

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Statistics for Hantavirus

Hantavirus: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Hantavirus

In 1993, an outbreak of a mysterious, often fatal lung disease occurred in the southwestern United States. That outbreak occurred in part from weather changes like those brought about by El Niņo, which fosters increases in the rodent populations that carry diseases. Scientists quickly determined the illness was caused by a previously unknown strain of hantavirus, a family of disease-causing viruses that occurs naturally in mice and other rodents. By April 2001, health care workers had reported that 283 people had developed the condition known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. More than a third have died from the disease. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID)

Definitions of Hantavirus:

A genus of the family BUNYAVIRIDAE causing HANTAVIRUS INFECTIONS, first identified during the Korean war. Infection is found primarily in rodents and humans. Transmission does not appear to involve arthropods. HANTAAN VIRUS is the type species. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Hantavirus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hantavirus, or a subtype of Hantavirus, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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