Accession Number : ADA242885


Title :   Epidemiology of Hantavirus Infections in the United States


Descriptive Note : Midterm rept. 9 Jun 89-8 Jun 91,


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH


Personal Author(s) : Childs, James E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a242885.pdf


Report Date : 08 Jun 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 75


Abstract : This report describes studies carried out in Baltimore and Detroit to investigate: (1) the prevalence and incidence of hantaviral infections in different populations of urban residents; (2) acute or chronic diseases associated with positive serologies; (3) risk factors associated with rodent exposure, hantaviral infection or infection with other rodent-borne zoonoses; (4) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods for the amplification of the S segment of the hantaviral genome; (5) using PCR to define the occurrence of hantaviruses in rodent and human tissues collected in Baltimore and stored by various techniques; (6) using S segment PCR to identify and group hantavirus serotypes by their annual reservoir to aid in the diagnosis and epidemiological investigation of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).


Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES , RISK , EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , HUMANS , DISEASES , KIDNEYS , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , RODENTS , HEMORRHAGIC FEVERS , EPIDEMIOLOGY , RESERVOIRS , TISSUES(BIOLOGY) , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE