Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in california: report of two cases and investigation

Abigail M. Shefer, Jordan W. Tappero, Joseph S. Bresee, Clarence J. Peters, Michael S. Ascher, Sherif R. Zaki, Richard J. Jackson, S. Benson Werner, Pierre E. Rollin, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Stuart T. Nichol, Jack Bertman, Steven Parker, Robert M. Failing

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Abstract

We report two cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome that were probably acquired in California. Genetic analysis of tissue specimens from one of the patients revealed that the virus isolated is a variant of the strain (Sin Nombre virus) identified in the outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome that occurred in the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States in 1993. In addition to presenting the clinical features of the two cases, we discuss the possible risk factors for infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1109
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Shefer, A. M., Tappero, J. W., Bresee, J. S., Peters, C. J., Ascher, M. S., Zaki, S. R., Jackson, R. J., Werner, S. B., Rollin, P. E., Ksiazek, T. G., Nichol, S. T., Bertman, J., Parker, S., & Failing, R. M. (1994). Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in california: report of two cases and investigation. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 19(6), 1105-1109. https://doi.org/10.1093/clinids/19.6.1105