Hantavirus Infections in the United States: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Gregory Mertz
  • Louisa Chapman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 394)


In volume three of Antiviral Chemotherapy: New Directions for Clinical Application and Research, Dr. Karl Johnson described the spectrum and mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, and toxicity of ribavirin.1 Clinical data supporting the use of intravenous ribavirin for several forms of viral hemorrhagic fever, including Lassa fever and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), are presented in detail elsewhere and will not be repeated in this chapter.1–3


Hemorrhagic Fever With Renal Syndrome Deer Mouse Indian Health Service Pulmonary Wedge Pressure Lassa Fever 
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