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Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (Korean Hemorrhagic Fever).
Annual rept. (Final) 1 Feb 84-31 Jan 86,
KOREA UNIV SEOUL COLL OF MEDICINE
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A near global distribution of Hantavirus infection in man and urban rats was demonstrated. We have isolated 8 and 13 strains of Hantaan virus from bloods of HFRS patients and Apodemus mice, respectively, 12 strains of Seoul virus from laboratory and urban rats, and 1 strain of Seoul-like virus from a Syrian hamster in Vero 46 cell cultures. A total of 41 strains of Hantavirus is presently on hand and preliminary results indicate that there are 4 serotypes and may be more. HI test with mouse brain hemagglutinins of Hantaan and Seoul virus could differentiate Hantaan and Seoul virus infection of HFRS patients and rats. HFRS patients were confirmed serologically in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong for the first time. Keywords Virus diseases epidemiology.
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