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Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;25(11):2133-2135. doi: 10.3201/eid2511.190449.

Molecular Epidemiology of Hantaviruses in the Czech Republic.

Abstract

During 2008-2018, we collected samples from rodents and patients throughout the Czech Republic and characterized hantavirus isolates. We detected Dobrava-Belgrade and Puumala orthohantaviruses in patients and Dobrava-Belgrade, Tula, and Seewis orthohantaviruses in rodents. Increased knowledge of eco-epidemiology of hantaviruses will improve awareness among physicians and better outcomes of patients.

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Czech Republic; Dobrava; Dobrava-Belgrade virus; Kurkino; Puumala virus; RT-PCR; Seewis virus; Tula virus; hantavirus; molecular epidemiology; orthohantavirus; patients; rodents; viruses

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