5 Oct 2012

Hantavirus treatments advance amidst outbreak in US park (Nature Medicine, extract)

[Source: Nature Medicine, full text: (LINK). Extract.]

Hantavirus treatments advance amidst outbreak in US park

Elie Dolgin

Journal name: Nature Medicine  / Volume: 18, Page: 1448 / Year published: (2012) / DOI: doi:10.1038/nm1012-1448a

Published online 05 October 2012

 

The often fatal lung disease caused by New World hantaviruses is rare. But, as a recent outbreak of the rodent-borne illness among visitors to California's Yosemite National Park has underscored, treatment is no walk in the woods. There are currently no specific medical countermeasures designed to combat the viral infection.…

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