Hantavirus infections in humans and commensal rodents in Singapore.

  title={Hantavirus infections in humans and commensal rodents in Singapore.},
  author={Tze-wai Wong and Yee Cheun Chan and Y. G. Joo and Ho Wang Lee and Pyund Woo Lee and Richard Yanagihara},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={83 2},
To determine the extent of hantavirus infection in Singapore, serological studies using the indirect immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) test were conducted on commensal rodents and on human patients in 4 diagnostic groups. Virus isolation using a Vero E6 cell line was performed on hantaviral antigen-positive rodent lung tissue. Of 142 rodents and 3 insectivores studied, 37 (26%) were seropositive for IFA. Rattus norvegicus was the predominant species captured, with the highest species-specific… CONTINUE READING


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