Hantaan

Hantaan,

river in South Korea.
Hantaan virus - member of Hantavirus family, named for area of South Korea where it first occurred, characterized by fever and renal failure.
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2014: Co-circulation of Hantaan, Kenkeme, and Khabarovsk Hantaviruses in Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island, China.
For example, it would be reasonable to reduce the frequency of testing pathogens such as Cryptosporidium or Hantaan virus, considering their low prevalence in laboratory rodents.
Hantaviruses are further divided into different genotypes including the Hantaan virus and the Seoul virus.
A two-tube multiplex real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of four hemorrhagic fever viruses: severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus, Hantaan virus, Seoul virus, and dengue virus.
In China, two HFRS-causing hantaviruses, Hantaan and Seoul viruses, which induce a severe and a mild form of HFRS, respectively, are the main agents of HFRS diseases and the endemic of these two viruses is geographically quite stable [5].
No et al., "Genetic diversity and reassortment of hantaan virus tripartite RNA genomes in nature, the Republic of Korea," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol.
**The two men of the Gostivar village of Simnica died of the Hantaan virus, which is an easier form of hemorrhagic fever and is transmitted to humans from animals, said Health Minister Arben Taravari Thursday.
Previously recognized as a fatal infection during the Korean War, with 121 US servicemen dying from a "Hantaan" virus, the virus had not been identified as a cause of death in the continental United States until the spring of 1993.
Moreover, this "SHAPE case" was later (1990) shown by neutralization testing (NT), the gold standard for confirming the infecting hantavirus species, to yield negative results for the prototype Korean hantavirus Hantaan virus (HTNV) and the worldwide rat-transmitted Seoul virus (SEOV) but to show titers of 80 for 80% neutralization and of 320 for 50% neutralization of PUUV (courtesy of James LeDuc, United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), unpublished 1990 NT results, sample Canada December 30, 1988, log # 682).
These are acute infections with high mortality rates and include Lassa Fever, Yellow fever, Ebola, Dengue, Rift Valley fever, Hantaan haemorrhagic fevers and Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)1.
Hantaan virus infection may induce hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), presenting with fever and acute kidney injury.