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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Jun;12(6):1015-8.

Hantaviruses in Serbia and Montenegro.

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World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Microbiology, Thessaloniki, Greece. annap@med.auth.gr

Abstract

Hantaviruses are endemic in the Balkan Peninsula. An outbreak of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome occurred in 2002 in Serbia and Montenegro. The epidemiologic characteristics and genetic relatedness of Dobrava/Belgrade virus strains responsible for most cases are described.

PMID:
16707066
PMCID:
PMC3373030
DOI:
10.3201/eid1206.051564
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