First detection of human hantavirus infection transmitted by a pet rat : Monitoring of zoonotic agents in pet and wild rats needs to be continued : FLI Press release 13/2020

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut GND (edt.)

Insel Riems, 12 November 2020. For the first time, Seoul virus could be identified as the cause of hantavirus disease in a German patient. The joint study of the National Consiliary Laboratory for Hantaviruses (human medicine) of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, together with clinicians and laboratory physicians, local and regional health authorities and the National Reference Laboratory for Hantaviruses (veterinary medicine) at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) has now been published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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First detection of human hantavirus infection transmitted by a pet rat : Monitoring of zoonotic agents in pet and wild rats needs to be continued. FLI Press release 13/2020. Greifswald - Insel Riems 2020. Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut.

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