Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome associated with Monongahela virus, Pennsylvania.
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.
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Rhodes, L. 3., Huang, C., Sanchez, A. J., Nichol, S. T., Zaki, S. R., Ksiazek, T. G., & ... Knecht, K. R. (2000). Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome associated with Monongahela virus, Pennsylvania. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 6(6), 616-621.
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Department of Medicine