Acute Sin Nombre hantavirus infection without pulmonary syndrome, United States

Paul T. Kitsutani, Robert W. Denton, Curtis L. Fritz, Robert A. Murray, Randall L. Todd, W. John Pape, J. Wyatt Frampton, Joni C. Young, Ali S. Khan, Clarence J. Peters, Thomas G. Ksiazek

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Abstract

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) occurs in most infections with Sin Nombre virus and other North American hantaviruses. We report five cases of acute hantavirus infection that did not fit the HPS case definition. The patients had characteristic prodromal symptoms without severe pulmonary involvement. These cases suggest that surveillance for HPS may need to be expanded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-705
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Kitsutani, P. T., Denton, R. W., Fritz, C. L., Murray, R. A., Todd, R. L., Pape, W. J., Frampton, J. W., Young, J. C., Khan, A. S., Peters, C. J., & Ksiazek, T. G. (1999). Acute Sin Nombre hantavirus infection without pulmonary syndrome, United States. Emerging infectious diseases, 5(5), 701-705. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0505.990512