Pekka Eerikäinen

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A new immunochromatographic rapid test, POC PUUMALA (Erilab Ltd., Kuopio, Finland), for detection of acute-phase Puumala virus (PUUV) infection was developed based on a highly purified baculovirus-expressed PUUV nucleocapsid protein antigen and lateral immunodiffusion techniques. After addition of sample (5 microl of serum, plasma, or fingertip blood) and(More)
Hantaviruses infecting humans in Eurasia include Hantaan, Seoul, Puumala and the closely related Dobrava and Saaremaa viruses. These viruses are causative agents of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), which is recognized as a severe health care problem in several countries. Diagnostics of hantavirus infections relies on serology, performed(More)
BACKGROUND Hantaviruses are associated with two human diseases: haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Puumala virus (PUUV), which is one of the Hantaviruses, is a causative agent of nephropathia epidemica (NE), a mild form of HFRS. OBJECTIVE a new 5 min rapid test, POC PUUMALA (Erilab Ltd, Finland), for(More)
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