publication . Article . 2014

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (rio Mamore virus) in the peruvian Amazon region

Enrique Mamani; María P. García; María L. Miraval; Pedro Valencia; Alberto H. Quino; Carlos Álvarez; Luis F. Donaires;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 03 Feb 2014
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Salud
Abstract
Hantavirus infection is a viral zoonotic infection borne by rodents which most letal form clinical is the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (SPH, Spanish abbreviation). The Mamore River variant originates in South America and was found in rodents without any association to human diseases. Two cases of SPH were identified in the Peruvian Amazon region in November 2011. In both cases, a molecular diagnostic testing was conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Salud from Peru. A phylogenetic analysis of a viral genome fragment and a histopathological evaluation were conducted. Both patients developed adult respiratory distress syndrome and refractory shock. A patient die...
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free text keywords: Hantavirus; Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; Peru, Hantavirus; Síndrome pulmonar por hantavirus; Perú, General Medicine
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