Study of Nephropathia Epidemica (NE) in Sweden.
Final rept. 15 Nov 88-14 Nov 91,
NATIONAL BACTERIOLOGICAL LAB STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)
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A total of 3524 rodents collected in a HFRS endemic area of Sweden were tested for Puumala PUU virus infection both viral antigen in lungs and specific antibodies in serum by ELISA. The material included 2493 Clethrionomys glareolus, 620 C. rufocanus, 367 Microtus agrestis, 39 Myopus Schisticolor and 5 Apodemus flavicollis. C. glareolus was found to be the most important vector of PUU virus. Infection rate did correlate with population density over time but with a time lag of one year. In addition monoclonal antibodies to PUU virus were generated and used for characterisation of virus and development of new diagnostic techniques. Two epidemiological studies, one in Bashkirtostan Russia and one among military personnel in Sweden were also performed. Sequele post HFRS in man were investigated.... Epidemiology, Immunology, BD, Foreign, RAD I.
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