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Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome due to Puumala virus in Germany

Vollmar, Patrick ; Lubnow, Matthias ; Simon, Michaela ; Müller, Thomas ; Bergler, Tobias ; Alois, Philipp ; Thoma, Bryan R. ; Essbauer, Sandra


In Germany Puumala virus (PUUV), known to cause mild forms of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), is the predominating endemic hantavirus. We herein describe an unusually severe case of a PUUV infection that occurred in summer 2015 in South Eastern Germany in a region known to be endemic for PUUV since over ten years. A 54-year-old female gardener was admitted to hospital with fever, ...


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