Epidemiology of Hantavirus infections in humans: a comprehensive, global overview.

@article{Watson2014EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of Hantavirus infections in humans: a comprehensive, global overview.},
  author={Dionysios Christos Watson and Maria Sargianou and Anna Papa and Paraskevi Chra and Ioannis Starakis and G. Panos},
  journal={Critical reviews in microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={261-72}
}
Hantaviruses comprise an emerging global threat for public health, affecting about 30,000 humans annually. Infection may lead to Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in the Americas and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in the Europe and Asia. Humans are spillover hosts, acquiring infection primarily through the inhalation of aerosolized excreta from infected rodents and insectivores. Risk factors for infection include involvement in outdoor activities, such as rural- and forest… CONTINUE READING