Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome in 4 US Soldiers, South Korea, 2005
Published Date:Nov 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(11):1833-1836.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Hemorrhagic Fever Renal Syndrome
Hemorrhagic Fever With Renal Syndrome
Republic Of Korea
Description:Four US soldiers acquired hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome while training near the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, in 2005. Hantaan virus sequences were amplified by reverse transcription-PCR from patient serum samples and from lung tissues of striped field mice (Apodemus agrarius) captured at training sites. Epidemiologic investigations specified the ecology of possible sites of patient infection.
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