Identification of Tula hantavirus in Pitymys subterraneus captured in the Cacak region of Serbia-Yugoslavia.

@article{Song2002IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of Tula hantavirus in Pitymys subterraneus captured in the Cacak region of Serbia-Yugoslavia.},
  author={Jin-won Song and Ana Gligi{\'c} and Richard Yanagihara},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={31-6}
}
BACKGROUND Atypical serum neutralizing antibody responses to prototype strains of Puumala viruses in some patients with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) have long suggested the existence of other hantaviruses in the Balkans. OBJECTIVE To determine the presence of arvicolid rodent-borne Puumala-like hantaviruses in Yugoslavia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using reverse transcript-polymerase chain reaction, Tula virus RNA was amplified from lung tissues of a European pine vole (Pitymys… CONTINUE READING
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