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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome : Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, ...





Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is one of two potentially fatal syndromes of zoonotic origin caused by species of hantavirus. These include Black Creek Canal virus (BCCV), New York virus (NYV), Sin Nombre virus (SNV), and certain other members of Hantavirus genera that are native to the United States and Canada. Specific rodents are the principal hosts of the hantaviruses including the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) in southern Florida, which is the principal host of Black Creek Canal virus., the rice rat also in the south east, the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) in Canada and the Western United States is the principal host of Sin Nombre virus.The white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) in the eastern United States is the principal host of New York virus.

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