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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2009 Oct-Dec;27(4):348-50. doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.55456.

Hantavirus species in India: a retrospective study.

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Department of Clinical Virology, Christian Medical College, Dr. Ida Scudder Road, Vellore-632 004, India. g_sridharan@yahoo.com

Abstract

Hantaviruses cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Europe and Asia. There are about 20 documented hantavirus species and newer species are being described worldwide, especially in non-rodent reservoirs, i.e shrews. Focus reduction neutralization test is the classical serotyping technique for hantavirus. However, this study employs a previously established serotyping ELISA, to retrospectively analyze known hantavirus IgG reactive samples for infecting serotypes. The result suggests presence of Thailand virus- like and Hantaan virus -like strains in India.

PMID:
19736405
DOI:
10.4103/0255-0857.55456
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