Population-based seroprevalence of Puumala hantavirus in Finland: smoking as a risk factor.

@article{Latronico2018PopulationbasedSO,
  title={Population-based seroprevalence of Puumala hantavirus in Finland: smoking as a risk factor.},
  author={F Latronico and Silja M{\"a}ki and Harri A. Rissanen and Jukka P Ollgren and Outi Lyytik{\"a}inen and Olli Vapalahti and Jussi Sane},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2018},
  volume={146 3},
  pages={
          367-371
        }
}
Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) causes hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in humans, that is an endemic disease in Finland. We estimated the seroprevalence of PUUV in Finland and explored risk factors and disease associations by using unique survey data with health register linkage. A total of 2000 sera from a nationwide health survey from 2011, representative of the adult population, were screened for PUUV IgG by immunofluorescence assay. We performed statistical analysis adjusting for stratified… CONTINUE READING
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