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.
In Russia, South Korea, and China, a wide range (few tens to few thousands) of human infections with SEOV are reported annually (with potential serologic cross-reactivity with co-circulating Hantaan
virus); otherwise, only a few countries have reported rare sporadic cases, mostly serologically confirmed (7-4).
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.
virus infection may induce hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), presenting with fever and acute kidney injury.
6,20-22) Among the Old World hantaviruses (Hantaan
, Dobrava, Seoul, and Puumala viruses), Hantaan
virus was first described as the cause of hemorrhagic fever renal syndrome (HFRS) in US soldiers returning from the Korean War in the early 1950s.
others such as hantaan
and sin nom-bre, are famous for outbreaks in humans.
The Eurosurveillance report states: "In January 2013, a male patient in North Wales suffering from acute kidney injury and clinically presenting with haemorrhagic fever and renal syndrome, tested seropositive for Seoul (SEOV) and Hantaan
Epidemic hemorrhagic fever is caused by the Hantaan
virus and has an incubation period of a few days to four weeks, according to Hong Kong's Health Department.
Localization of Hantaan
viral envelope glycoproteins bymonoclonal antibodies in renal tissues from patients with Korean hemorrhagic fever H.
Final testing will involve delivery of Lassa and Hantaan
virus vaccines simultaneously at spatially distinct sites.
For example, researchers track Hantaan
virus using rats (Childs et al.
Vascular endothelial cell can be directly infected by several viruses like dengue, herpes viruses, measles, mumps, HTLV-1, HIV, marburg, ebola and hantaan
viruses and that theses viruses can cause vasculitis3.