In 1996, investigation of a hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) outbreak in southern Argentina found evidence of person-to-person transmission of a hantavirus. The infection control ramifications of this finding led to this review of hantavirus epidemiology in the United States; the review suggests that Sin Nombre virus infection is rarely, if ever, transmitted from person to person and that existing guidelines for prevention of HPS remain appropriate for North America.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Jul 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)