Preliminary Evidence That Hantaan or a Closely Related Virus is Enzootic in Domestic Rodents

Theodore F. Tsai, Sally P. Bauer, Donna R. Sasso, Joseph B. Mccormick, Henry Bradford, Charles T. Caraway, Louise M. Mcfarland, Oscar Medrano, George Soulie, James LeDuc, Gregory A. Smith, Lauren R. Bagley, Sherman E. Hasty, Karl M. Johnson, Pyung Woo Lee, Richard Yanagihara, Maryellen C. Franko, Herbert L. Amyx, Clarence J. Gibbs, D. Carleton Gajdusek & 1 others Robert Traub

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To the Editor: Rodent-borne viral nephropathy1 — known as epidemic hemorrhagic fever in Korea,2,3 hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Central Europe and Russia,3 and nephropathia epidemica in Scandinavia4 — has not, to our knowledge, been reported in North America. We present preliminary data suggesting that Hantaan virus, the agent of rodent-borne viral nephropathy in Asia,5 or a closely related virus, infects domestic rats (Rattus norvegicus) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Serum collected from Louisiana rats that had been trapped in the course of surveillance for plague and murine typhus was examined for antibody to Hantaan virus by an indirect fluorescent-antibody.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-625
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume307
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
Hantaan virus
Rodentia
Viruses
Endemic Flea-Borne Typhus
Plague
Antibodies
Russia
Korea
North America
Serum

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Tsai, T. F., Bauer, S. P., Sasso, D. R., Mccormick, J. B., Bradford, H., Caraway, C. T., ... Traub, R. (1982). Preliminary Evidence That Hantaan or a Closely Related Virus is Enzootic in Domestic Rodents. New England Journal of Medicine, 307(10), 623-625. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198209023071013

Preliminary Evidence That Hantaan or a Closely Related Virus is Enzootic in Domestic Rodents. / Tsai, Theodore F.; Bauer, Sally P.; Sasso, Donna R.; Mccormick, Joseph B.; Bradford, Henry; Caraway, Charles T.; Mcfarland, Louise M.; Medrano, Oscar; Soulie, George; LeDuc, James; Smith, Gregory A.; Bagley, Lauren R.; Hasty, Sherman E.; Johnson, Karl M.; Lee, Pyung Woo; Yanagihara, Richard; Franko, Maryellen C.; Amyx, Herbert L.; Gibbs, Clarence J.; Gajdusek, D. Carleton; Traub, Robert.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 307, No. 10, 02.09.1982, p. 623-625.

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Tsai, TF, Bauer, SP, Sasso, DR, Mccormick, JB, Bradford, H, Caraway, CT, Mcfarland, LM, Medrano, O, Soulie, G, LeDuc, J, Smith, GA, Bagley, LR, Hasty, SE, Johnson, KM, Lee, PW, Yanagihara, R, Franko, MC, Amyx, HL, Gibbs, CJ, Gajdusek, DC & Traub, R 1982, 'Preliminary Evidence That Hantaan or a Closely Related Virus is Enzootic in Domestic Rodents', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 307, no. 10, pp. 623-625. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198209023071013
Tsai, Theodore F. ; Bauer, Sally P. ; Sasso, Donna R. ; Mccormick, Joseph B. ; Bradford, Henry ; Caraway, Charles T. ; Mcfarland, Louise M. ; Medrano, Oscar ; Soulie, George ; LeDuc, James ; Smith, Gregory A. ; Bagley, Lauren R. ; Hasty, Sherman E. ; Johnson, Karl M. ; Lee, Pyung Woo ; Yanagihara, Richard ; Franko, Maryellen C. ; Amyx, Herbert L. ; Gibbs, Clarence J. ; Gajdusek, D. Carleton ; Traub, Robert. / Preliminary Evidence That Hantaan or a Closely Related Virus is Enzootic in Domestic Rodents. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1982 ; Vol. 307, No. 10. pp. 623-625.
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