Distribution and genetic heterogeneity of Puumala virus in Sweden.

@article{Hrling1996DistributionAG,
  title={Distribution and genetic heterogeneity of Puumala virus in Sweden.},
  author={J. H{\"o}rling and {\AA}ke Lundkvist and Maarit Jaarola and Alexander Plyusnin and H{\aa}kan Tegelstr{\"o}m and Kenneth Persson and Heikki Lehv{\"a}slaiho and Birger H{\"o}rnfeldt and Antti Vaheri and B H Niklasson},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 ( Pt 10)},
  pages={2555-62}
}
Small mammals trapped in Sweden were analysed for specific antibody responses against three hantavirus serotypes and for the presence of viral antigen. To determine the genetic identity of viral RNA in lungs of seropositive bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus), polymerase chain reactions and subsequent partial sequencing of both the M and S segments were employed. The sequences obtained were all identified as Puumala (PUU) virus, with a high degree of heterogeneity between the different… CONTINUE READING
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