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Document ID (ISN)41506
CIS number 84-502
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Desmyter J., Johnson K.M., Deckers C., LeDuc J.W., Brasseur F., Van Ypersele de Strihou C.
Title Laboratory rat associated outbreak of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome due to Hantaan-like virus in Belgium
Bibliographic information 24-31 Dec. 1983, Vol.2, No.8365/6, p.1445-1448. 19 ref.
Abstract 3 or 4 people handling laboratory rats suffered acute renal failure. Hantaan-like virus was identified as the cause. Serological studies revealed infected rat strains at different sites on the university campus where the patients worked, and 50% of the exposed staff showed evidence of past infection. Monitoring of laboratory rats for Hantaan-like viruses (originating in East Asia) is recommended.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; virus diseases; renal diseases; experimental animals
Descriptors (secondary) laboratories; Belgium; serological reactions; renal insufficiency; viruses
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)