Title

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome associated with Monongahela virus, Pennsylvania.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-2000

Abstract

The first two recognized cases of rapidly fatal hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Pennsylvania occurred within an 8-month period in 1997. Illness in the two patients was confirmed by immunohistochemical techniques on autopsy material. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis of tissue from one patient and environmentally associated Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse) identified the Monongahela virus variant. Physicians should be vigilant for such Monongahela virus-associated cases in the eastern United States and Canada, particularly in the Appalachian region.

Volume

6

Issue

6

First Page

616

Last Page

621

ISSN

1080-6040

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

11076720

Department(s)

Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article