Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (rio Mamore virus) in the Peruvian Amazon region

Martín Casapía, Enrique Mamani, María P. García, María L. Miraval, Pedro Valencia, Alberto H. Quino, Carlos Álvarez, Luis F. Donaires

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Hantavirus infection is a viral zoonotic infection borne by rodents which most letal form clinical is the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (SPH, Spanish abbreviation). The Mamore River variant originates in South America and was found in rodents without any association to human diseases. Two cases of SPH were identified in the Peruvian Amazon region in November 2011. In both cases, a molecular diagnostic testing was conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Salud from Peru. A phylogenetic analysis of a viral genome fragment and a histopathological evaluation were conducted. Both patients developed adult respiratory distress syndrome and refractory shock. A patient died and another one recovered 12 days later.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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