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  1. photo Explosion of new pathogens in NYC rats; 'public health nightmare' unfoldingExplosion of new pathogens in NYC rats; 'public health nightmare' unfoldingNews
    ; it is called Seoul hantavirus."We... identified a wide range of known and novel viruses from groups that contain important human ," the researchers said.Lipkin continued, "Rats are sentinels for human diseaseRead more

photo Hantavirus



Hantaviruses are single-stranded, enveloped, negative sense RNA viruses in the Bunyaviridae family.They normally infect rodents and do not cause disease in these hosts. Humans may become infected with hantaviruses through contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces. Some strains of hantaviruses cause potentially fatal diseases in humans, such as Hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome...More