Tula Virus Infection Associated with Fever and Exanthema After a Wild Rodent Bite
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Reported here is the first case of human acute infection with Tula virus, which occurred in a 12-year-old boy in Switzerland. This hantavirus had been considered apathogenic to humans, and in Switzerland only TULV-genome sequences have been demonstrated in wild rodents to date. In this case, paronychia, fever and exanthema occurred after the patient was bitten by a wild rodent, indicating an unusual route of hantavirus transmission. Thus, Tula virus infection should be taken into account in patients with appropriate clinical symptoms and contact with rodents.
KeywordsHaemorrhagic Fever With Renal Syndrome Francisella Tularensis Paronychia Ehrlichiosis Hantavirus Infection
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