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Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Canada: An overview of clinical features, diagnostics, epidemiology and prevention.

@article{Drebot2015HantavirusPS,
  title={Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Canada: An overview of clinical features, diagnostics, epidemiology and prevention.},
  author={Michael A. Drebot and Steven M. Jones and Allen Grolla and David Safronetz and James E. Strong and Gary P Kobinger and Robbin L Lindsay},
  journal={Canada communicable disease report = Releve des maladies transmissibles au Canada},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          124-131
        }
}
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a disease caused by the inhalation of excreta from infected deer mice. In Canada, the majority of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome cases occur in the western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and the primary cause of the illness is the Sin Nombre virus. Only one case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome has been documented in eastern Canada (Québec); however, Sin Nombre virus-infected deer mice have been identified across the country… CONTINUE READING

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