First detection of human hantavirus infection transmitted by a pet rat

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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