Hantaviruses

  • Connie S. Schmaljohn
  • Stuart T. Nichol

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 256)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. K. M. Johnson
    Pages 1-14
  3. C. B. Jonsson, C. S. Schmaljohn
    Pages 15-32
  4. C. F. Spiropoulou
    Pages 33-46
  5. E. R. Mackow, I. N. Gavrilovskaya
    Pages 91-115
  6. D. A. Enria, A. M. Briggiler, N. Pini, S. Levis
    Pages 117-134
  7. O. Vapalahti, Å. Lundkvist, A. Vaheri
    Pages 153-169
  8. J. W. Hooper, D. Li
    Pages 171-191
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-198

About this book

Introduction

Hantaviruses are rodent-borne RNA viruses within the family Bunyaviridae. They are found worldwide and are associated with two severe disease syndromes; hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Asia and Europe, and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in the Americas. Human infection is usually initiated by inhalation of aerosols of excreta from infected rodents, and can result in high mortality rates. The recent studies reviewed in this volume impart considerable insight into hantavirus replication, pathogenesis and evolution, and provide a basis for understanding the high human pathogenicity of these viruses and their continued maintenance and transmission within the rodent population.

Keywords

New World hantaviruses genetics hantavirus infection hantavirus replication infection infections pathogenesis rodent hosts vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Connie S. Schmaljohn
    • 1
  • Stuart T. Nichol
    • 2
  1. 1.Molecular Virology, Virology DivisionUSAMRIIDFrederickUSA
  2. 2.Molecular Biology Section, Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial DiseaseCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)AtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-56753-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62491-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56753-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
  • About this book