Serological evidence of Hantaan-related viruses in Hong Kong

K. F. Shortridge, H. W. Lee, J. W. Le Duc, T. W. Wong, G. W. Chau, L. Rosen

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Sera from rats (Rattus norvegicus), domestic animals and man in Hong Kong were studied by immunofluorescent antibody assay and plaque reduction neutralization tests for evidence of infection by Hantaan-related viruses. Antibody probably arising from infection by Seoul or a Seoul-like virus was detected in rat and human sera (and one pig serum), highlighting the potential public health importance of this group of viruses in Hong Kong, and in the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-402
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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