Ongoing spillover of Hantaan and Gou hantaviruses from rodents is associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in China.

TitleOngoing spillover of Hantaan and Gou hantaviruses from rodents is associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in China.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWang W, Wang M-R, Lin X-D, Guo W-P, Li M-H, Mei S-H, Li Z-M, Cong M-L, Jiang R-L, Zhou R-H, Holmes EC, Plyusnin A, Zhang Y-Z
JournalPLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume7
Issue10
Paginatione2484
Date Published2013
Abstract

Longquan City, Zhejiang province, China, has been seriously affected by hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) since the first cases were registered in 1974. To understand the epidemiology and emergence of HFRS in Longquan, which may be indicative of large parts of rural China, we studied long-term incidence patterns and performed a molecular epidemiological investigation of the causative hantaviruses in human and rodent populations.

DOI10.1371/journal.pntd.0002484
Alternate JournalPLoS Negl Trop Dis