Investigations of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS) in Yugoslavia.
Final rept. 7 Nov 88-6 Nov 91,
INSTITUTE OF IMMUNOLOGY AND VIROLOGY BELGRADE (YUGOSLAVIA)
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Five hundred and forty-four rodents and small mammals were trapped in various regions of Yugoslavia and examined. Antihantaviruses, immunofluorescent IF antibodies were detected in the blood samples of 129 animals. Antigens were detected in the lung samples of 139 animals. Sixty-seven animals tested positive for both the presence of antibodies in the sera and antigens in the lungs. Hantaviral antibodies andor antigens were detected most in the yellow-necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis 88189, the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus 28146, the striped field mouse Apodemus agrarius 1064, house mouse Mus musculus 1429, and the Norway rat Rattus norvegicus 1421. Five other species of rodents and insectivora were infrequently infected. Hantavirus infection in small mammals, according to age, gender, location and species indicated a disparity from region to region prior to and during the epidemic. RA 1 HFRS Ecology Human Disease BD.
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