Cross-sectional survey on hantavirus seroprevalence in Canton St. Gallen, Switzerland.

  title={Cross-sectional survey on hantavirus seroprevalence in Canton St. Gallen, Switzerland.},
  author={Detlev Schultze and Walter Fierz and Hans Christian Matter and Sergej Bankoul and Matthias Niedrig and Andreas Schmiedl},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  volume={137 1-2},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In 2002 the first endemic hantavirus infection in Switzerland was detected only by chance following a broad spectrum of diagnostics. This raised the question, whether Hantavirus infection should be included in the differential diagnosis of febrile illness of patients in Switzerland. In order to estimate the frequency of hantavirus infections in Switzerland, this survey on hantaviral seroprevalence was conducted in the Canton St. Gallen. METHODS A total of 1693 sera… CONTINUE READING

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