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Are humans infected by Hantaviruses in Australia?

Bi, Peng; Cameron, A Scott; Higgins, G; Burrell, C


Hantavirus antibody-positive rodents have been found across Australia although, to date, there are no reports of infections in humans. This could be due to misdiagnosis clinically and/or inadequate laboratory technique/skills. There are close trading ties between Australia and Asian countries as well as our geographical neighbours where both human and rodent infections are found, so importation is a continuing threat. We consider that further sero-epidemiological surveys are warranted among...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Internal Medicine Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2005.00954.x


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