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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Perspective

Hantavirus Infections in Humans and Animals, China

Yong-Zhen ZhangComments to Author , Yang Zou, Zhen F. Fu, and Alexander Plyusnin
Author affiliations: State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (Y.-Z. Zhang, Y. Zou); University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA (Z.F. Fu); University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (A. Plyusnin)

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Table 2

Hantaviruses circulating in China, 1981–2008

Virus, rodent Human disease* Distribution within China
Hantaan
Apodemus agrarius mouse HFRS (severe) Nationwide except Xinjiang and Jilin provinces
A. peninsulae mouse
HFRS (severe)
Nationwide except Xinjiang and Jilin provinces
Seoul
Rattus norvegicus rat HFRS (mild) Nationwide except Qinhai, Xinjiang, Xizang provinces
R. rattus rat HFRS (mild) Eastern and southwestern parts
R. flavipectus rat HFRS (mild) Eastern, central, southern, and southwestern parts
R. losea rat HFRS (mild) Southern and southwestern parts
R. nitidus rat
HFRS (mild)
Eastern, central, southern, and southwestern parts
Da Bie Shan, Niviventer confucianus rat Unknown Anhui Province
Hokkaido, Myodes rufocanus vole Unknown Jilin Province
Khabarovsk, Microtus maximowiczii vole Unknown Inner Mongolia
Vladivostok, Microtus fortis vole Unknown Jilin and Liaoning provinces
Yuanjiang, M. fortis vole Unknown Hunan Province

*HFRS, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.

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