Outbreak of Seoul Virus Among Rats and Rat Owners — United States and Canada, 2017

  title={Outbreak of Seoul Virus Among Rats and Rat Owners — United States and Canada, 2017},
  author={Janna L. Kerins and Sarah E. Koske and James Kazmierczak and Connie Austin and Karen Gowdy and Antonia Dibernardo and Jan D. Achenbach and Jill K. Baber and Gary A Balsamo and Casey Barton Behravesh and David Blythe and Iwona Boraks-Pielechaty and Shelley M. Brown and Jennifer Rose Brown and Robert M Brucker and Barbara A. Bruen and Colin Campbell and Deborah Cannon and Beth Carlson and Kris Carter and Cynthia Cary and Caroline G Castillo and Cheng-Feng Chiang and Mary E. Choi and Ellen Christel and April M. Clayton and Leah Colton and Laura Jean Cronquist and David Damsker and William G. Davis and Annabelle de St Maurice and Jordan L Dieckman and John Dunn and Drew D. Dycus and Elizabeth D. Ervin and Michelle A. Feist and Amanda Feldpausch and Mary Margaret Fill and Julie A Gabel and Ann Garvey and Sarah Genzer and Suzanne N Gibbons-Burgener and James C Graziano and Victoria Hall and Russel Heisey and Heather Henderson and Janemarie H Hennebelle and Leslie Hiber and Stacy M. Holzbauer and Jennifer L House and Eddie Jackson and M. Harley Jenks and Dee Jones CDC and Susan Keller and John David Klena and Rachel F. Klos and Barbara M Knust and Anna Kocharian and Katrin Kohl and Gregory L Langham and George W Lathrop and Jennifer Layden and Kathryn Lehatto and Jodi Lovejoy and Kenneth Lowery and Nicole Lukovsky-Akhsanov and Nhiem V Luong and Michael A Maglio and Craig R. Manning and Chandra K Marriott and Natalie S. Marzec and Michel Masters and Susan F McClanahan and Lisa McCloskey and Shannon McKnight and Jennifer H. McQuiston and Sara W McReynolds and Gianna Megaro and Mar{\'i}a Eugenia Morales-Betoulle and Allyn K. Nakashima and Stuart Nichol and Julie Paoline and Nishi R. Patel and Ketan Patel and Dallin Peterson and Leah Posivak-Khouly and Nathaniel Powell and Howard L Pue and Lawrence J. Purpura and Rachel Radcliffe and Nicole Reynolds and Linda L Roesch and Pierre Rollin and Andrea L. Sandberg and Joni M Scheftel and Betsy A Schroeder and Irshad Ahammed A. Shaikh and Trevor R Shoemaker and Jennifer L Sidge and Tom J Sidwa and Kim Signs and Amber J. Singh and Aaron Smee and Danielle R. Stanek and Mary Grace Stobierski and Anne Straily and Ute Stroeher and Cassandra Tansey and Leslie Tengelsen and Beth A Thompson and Susan L. Ward and Kimberly R Warren and Susan Weinstein and Deborah M. Weiss and Andr{\'e} Weltman and Tigist Yirko and Joyce Zuzack and Peter A. Buck and Allen Grolla and Chris Huynh and Leslie Robbin Lindsay and Courtney Loomer and David Safronetz and Angela Sloan and Jim E. Strong and Joanne R. Tataryn and L Vrbova},
  booktitle={Canada communicable disease report = Releve des maladies transmissibles au Canada},
What is already known about this topic? ​: Seoul virus, a type of hantavirus, is carried by Norway rats. Humans become infected through contact with virus shed in rat urine or droppings, or inhalation of virus particles in dust from contaminated bedding. Infected rats do not develop disease, but humans can experience symptoms ranging from mild influenza… CONTINUE READING
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