The continued emergence of hantaviruses: Isolation of a seoul virus implicated in human disease, United Kingdom, Cctober 2012

L. J. Jameson, C. H. Logue, B. Atkinson, N. Baker, S. E. Galbraith, Miles Carroll, Timothy Brooks, R. Hewson

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    Abstract

    Following a suspected case of hantavirus in a patient suffering from acute kidney injury, rodents from the patient's property in Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom (UK) were screened for hantaviruses. Hantavirus RNA was detected via RT-PCR in two Rattus norvegicus. Complete sequencing and phylogenetic analysis established the virus as a Seoul hantavirus, which we have provisionally designated as strain Humber. This is the first hantavirus isolated from wild rodents in the UK and confirms the presence of a pathogenic Seoul virus in Europe.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEurosurveillance
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2013

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