A major outbreak of hantavirus infection in Belgium in 1995 and 1996.

@article{Heyman1999AMO,
  title={A major outbreak of hantavirus infection in Belgium in 1995 and 1996.},
  author={Paul Heyman and Tony Vervoort and Paul Colson and Yong Kyu Chu and Tatjana Av{\vs}i{\vc}-Županc and {\AA}ke Lundkvist},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1999},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={447-53}
}
Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a human disease characterized by flu-like symptoms, renal dysfunction, and in severe cases, haemorrhagic manifestations. The causative agents of HFRS are Hantaan (HTN), Seoul (SEO), Puumala (PUU) and Dobrava (DOB) hantaviruses. Hantavirus infections are of increasing importance in Europe. Outbreaks occur in Belgium with a 3- to 4-year interval with an increasing number of cases. We describe the largest outbreak so far in Belgium with 217… CONTINUE READING

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