Rodent-borne hemorrhagic fevers: under-recognized, widely spread and preventable – epidemiology, diagnostics and treatment

@article{Goeijenbier2013RodentborneHF,
  title={Rodent-borne hemorrhagic fevers: under-recognized, widely spread and preventable – epidemiology, diagnostics and treatment},
  author={Marco Goeijenbier and Jiri F. P. Wagenaar and Marga Goris and Byron Martina and Heikki Henttonen and Antti Vaheri and Chantal B.E.M. Reusken and Rudy A. Hartskeerl and Albert D M E Osterhaus and Eric C.M. van Gorp},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={26 - 42}
}
This review presents an overview of the most important rodent-borne hemorrhagic fever pathogens directly transmitted from rodents to humans, namely Leptospira and hantaviruses, together with the New- and Old-World arenaviruses. These zoonotic diseases frequently share clinical symptoms, transmission routes and other epidemiological features and often have an emerging pattern. Differential diagnostics could benefit from a syndrome-based approach grouping these pathogens. In this review extensive… 

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