Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a severe, respiratory disease caused by infection with a hantavirus. People can become infected with a hantavirus through contact with hantavirus-infected rodents or their saliva, urine and/or droppings. Early symptoms universally include fatigue, fever and muscle aches (especially in the thighs, hips, and/or back), and sometimes include headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and pain. Later symptoms of the syndrome occur 4 to 10 days after initial onset and include coughing and shortness of breath. HPS can be fatal; approximately 38% of individuals with HPS do not survive. There is no cure or specific treatment for HPS, but early diagnosis and treatment in intensive care may increase the chance of recovery.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome" returned 99 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Notes from the Field: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in a Migrant Farm Worker - Colorado, 2016.
 

Author(s): Grace Marx, Kaylan Stinson, Monte Deatrich, Bernadette Albanese

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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2017

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[Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Buenos Aires, 2009-2014].
 

Author(s): Ayelén A Iglesias, Carla M Bellomo, Valeria P Martínez

Journal: Medicina (B Aires). 2016 ;76(1):1-9.

 

Andes virus is the causative agent of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in Argentina and neighboring countries. In our country four different areas are affected: Northwest, Southwest, Central and Northeast, where distinct Andes virus genotypes were characterized. Three genotypes ...

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2016

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Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Southern Chile, 1995-2012.
 

Author(s): Raúl Riquelme, María Luisa Rioseco, Lorena Bastidas, Daniela Trincado, Mauricio Riquelme, Hugo Loyola, Francisca Valdivieso

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2015 Apr;21(4):562-8.

 

Hantavirus is endemic to the Region de Los Lagos in southern Chile; its incidence is 8.5 times higher in the communes of the Andean area than in the rest of the region. We analyzed the epidemiologic aspects of the 103 cases diagnosed by serology and the clinical aspects of 80 hospitalized ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2015

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The terms "Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Twenty years of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Brazil: a review of epidemiological and clinical aspects.
 

Author(s): Vitor Laerte Pinto Junior, Amani Moura Hamidad, Dalcy de Oliveira Albuquerque Filho, Vitorino Modesto dos Santos

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Hantavirus infection is transmitted to humans by wild rodents and the most common clinical form in Brazil is the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). The first serological evidence of the disease was identified in 1990, in Recife, Pernambuco State, and later in 1993 in Juquitiba, ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2014

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The role of endothelial activation in dengue hemorrhagic fever and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
 

Author(s): Christina F Spiropoulou, Anon Srikiatkhachorn

Journal: Virulence. 2013 Aug;4(6):525-36.

 

The loss of the endothelium barrier and vascular leakage play a central role in the pathogenesis of hemorrhagic fever viruses. This can be caused either directly by the viral infection and damage of the vascular endothelium, or indirectly by a dysregulated immune response resulting ...

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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The Syrian hamster model of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
 

Author(s): David Safronetz, Hideki Ebihara, Heinz Feldmann, Jay W Hooper

Journal: Antiviral Res.. 2012 Sep;95(3):282-92.

 

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a relatively rare, but frequently fatal disease associated with New World hantaviruses, most commonly Sin Nombre and Andes viruses in North and South America, respectively. It is characterized by fever and the sudden, rapid onset of severe respiratory ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2012

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Diagnostic of Puumala Virus Infection in France
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nephropathia Epidemica; Hemorrhagic Fever With Renal Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2017

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