Hantavirus

Hantavirus

Andes virus
Amur virus
Azagny virus
Bayou virus
Black Creek Canal virus
Cano Delgadito virus
Calabazo virus
Carrizal virus
Catacamas virus
Choclo virus
Dobrava-Belgrade virus
El Moro Canyon virus
Hantaan virus
Huitzilac virus
Imjin virus
Isla Vista virus
Khabarovsk virus
Laguna Negra virus
Limestone Canyon virus
Magboi virus
Monongahela virus
Montano virus
Mouyassue virus
Muleshoe virus
Muju virus
New York virus
Nova virus
Oran virus
Playa de Oro virus
Prospect Hill virus
Puumala virus
Rio Mamore virus
Rio Segundo virus
Sangassou virus
Saaremaa virus
Seoul virus
Sin Nombre virus
Soochong virus
Tanganya
Thailand virus
Thottapalayam virus
Topografov virus
Tula virus

Hantaviruses are negative sense RNA viruses in the Bunyaviridae family. Humans may be infected with hantaviruses through urine, saliva or contact with rodent waste products. Some hantaviruses cause potentially fatal diseases in humans, such as hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), but others have not been associated with human disease.

Human infections of hantaviruses have almost entirely been linked to human contact with rodent excrement, but recent human-to-human transmission has been reported with the Andes virus in South America. The name hantavirus is derived from the Hantan River area in South Korea, which provided the founding member of the group: Hantaan virus (HTNV), isolated in the late 1970s by Ho-Wang Lee and colleagues. HTNV is one of several hantaviruses that cause HFRS, formerly known as Korean hemorrhagic fever.

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