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Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome fact sheet
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    What is hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome? -- Where is HFRS Found? -- How do humans get HFRS? -- Which rodents carry the hantaviruses that cause HFRS in humans? -- What are the symptoms of HFRS? -- How is HFRS diagnosed? – How is HFRS treated? -- Is HFRS ever fatal? -- How is HFRS prevented? -- Recommendations for cleaning rodent-infested areas -- Suggested reading.

    Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a group of clinically similar illnesses caused by hantaviruses from the family Bunyaviridae. HFRS includes diseases such as Korean hemorrhagic fever, epidemic hemorrhagic fever, and nephropathis epidemica. The viruses that cause HFRS include Hantaan, Dobrava-Belgrade, Seoul, and Puumala.

    HFRS is found throughout the world. Haantan virus is widely distributed in eastern Asia, particularly in China, Russia, and Korea. Puumala virus is found in Scandinavia, western Europe, and Russia. Dobrava virus is found primarily in the Balkans, and Seoul virus is found worldwide. In the Americas, viruses in the same family cause a different disease known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

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