TITLE

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Five Pediatric Patients -- Four States, 2009

AUTHOR(S)
Levy, C.; Gains, K.; Crocco, V.; Brown, J.; Lawaczeck, E.; Ray, W.; Miller, M.; Klaber, M.; Doussette, A.; Ralston, C.; Marsden-Haug, N.; Fritz, C.; Watson, C.; MacNeil, A.; Mills, J.; Rollin, P. E.; Nichol, S.; Knust, B.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/25/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 50, p1409
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents cases of pediatric patients with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a disease that is infectious and has a high mortality rate. Hantaviruses can be transmitted from rodent hosts to humans by means of inhalation of infectious aerosols of rodent excreta or direct inoculation into broken skin. Recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the risk for hantavirus infection are given.
ACCESSION #
47234049

 

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