Multiple Synchronous Outbreaks of Puumala Virus, Germany, 2010

Ettinger, J.; Hofmann, J.; Enders, M.; Tewald, F.; Oehme, R.M.; Rosenfeld, Ulrike GND; Sheikh Ali, Hanan GND; Schlegel, Matthias GND; Essbauer, S.; Osterberg, A.; Jacob, Jens GND; Reil, Daniela GND; Klempa, B.; Ulrich, Rainer G. GND; Kruger, D.H.

To investigate 2,017 cases of hantavirus disease in Germany, we compared 38 new patient-derived Puumala virus RNA sequences identified in 2010 with bank vole-derived small segment RNA sequences. The epidemic process was driven by outbreaks of 6 Puumala virus clades comprising strains of human and vole origin. Each clade corresponded to a different outbreak region.

Files

Cite

Citation style:

Ettinger, J. / Hofmann, J. / Enders, M. / et al: Multiple Synchronous Outbreaks of Puumala Virus, Germany, 2010. 2012.

Rights

Use and reproduction:
All rights reserved

Export