Special Issue "Hantavirus Infections"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: rodent- and bat-borne pathogens; virus evolution; One Health; emerging infections; disease ecology
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Hantaviruses (genus Orthohantavirus) are zoonotic pathogens that cause in humans disease with severity ranging from subclinical to fatal. In contrast, the infection in the reservoir host is thought to be asymptomatic and persistent. Rodents were considered the main hosts of hantaviruses, but the reservoir host range has expanded to mammalian species of the orders Eulipotyphla and Chiroptera. In addition, the catalogue of hantavirus species is increasing, as is the notified global distribution of hantavirus infections. Surveillance data is needed to assess the current disease burden of hantavirus infections and diagnostic tests need to be updated to detect all hantavirus pathogens. Research on the factors affecting hantavirus transmission and maintenance in the different reservoir hosts, and spillover to humans are urgently needed to plan intervention strategies and predict changes due to environmental change. This Special Issue values updates on the epidemiology of hantavirus infections and assessment of pathogenicity of the newly detected hantaviruses. Reports on all aspects of hantavirus biology are welcome.
Dr. Tarja Sironen
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- hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
- hantavirus (cardio)pulmonary syndrome
- reservoir host
- rodent-borne virus
- virus evolution
- disease ecology