Spatial and temporal variation of hantavirus bank vole infection in managed forest landscapes

@inproceedings{Magnusson2015SpatialAT,
  title={Spatial and temporal variation of hantavirus bank vole infection in managed forest landscapes},
  author={Magnus Magnusson and Frauke Ecke and Hussein Khalil and Gert E. Olsson and Magnus Evander and B H Niklasson and Birger H{\"o}rnfeldt},
  year={2015}
}
Zoonoses are major contributors to emerging infectious diseases globally. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a zoonosis caused by rodent-borne hantaviruses. In Europe, Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) carried and shed by the bank vole (Myodes glareolus), is the most common cause of HFRS. We explore the relationship of PUUV infection in bank voles, as measured by PUUV antibody detection, with habitat and landscape scale properties during two successive vole cycles in boreal Sweden. Our… CONTINUE READING