Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 1, P159-173 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.10.011 View full text
Steven Q. Simpson, Leslie Spikes, Saurin Patel, Ibrahim Faruqi

Abstract: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, also known as hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome, is a recently described infectious syndrome found throughout the Americas. Although infection is sporadic and uncommon compared with other atypical pneumonia syndromes, its high mortality rate warrants the maintenance of a high index of suspicion in rural settings. Because no specific therapies are available for the disease, prevention and early recognition play an important role in reducing mortality from the disease. This artic…

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