Published in Drug Week, September 2nd, 2005
According to a study from Germany, "Background: The hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS) was first recognized in 1993 after a cluster of acute respiratory distress syndrome deaths in the southwestern of the United States.
"The major causative agent of HCPS in North America is the Sin Nombre virus (SNV) carried by the deer mouse Peromyscus maniculatus. The first HCPS case imported to Europe was reported in 2002."
"The objective of the study was to develop and evaluate ELISA and Western blot tests for the serological detection of human...
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