Epidemiology of Hantavirus Infections in the United States
Midterm rept. 9 Jun 89-8 Jun 91,
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
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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.
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