Basic Summary for Hantavirus


Main name of condition: Hantavirus
Other names or spellings: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, HPS

What is Hantavirus?
  Brief description of Hantavirus: Rodent-borne viral infection
  Parent types of Hantavirus: Viral diseases, Rodent-borne disease
How many people get Hantavirus?
  Incidence (annual) of Hantavirus: 33 annual cases of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  Incidence Rate of Hantavirus: approx 1 in 8,242,424 or 0.00% or 32 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Hantavirus?
  Death rate for Hantavirus: 30% of HPS cases were fatal (MMWR 1999)
  Complications of Hantavirus: see complications of Hantavirus
What causes Hantavirus?
  Class of Condition for Hantavirus: viral
  Causes of Hantavirus: see causes of Hantavirus
  Risk factors for Hantavirus: see risk factors for Hantavirus

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