Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 20th, 1997
Hantaviruses, members of the Bunyaviridae, are carried by rodent species found only in the New World. And because hantavirus phylogeny is ordered by rodent genotype, and not by the geographic area where the rodent is found, it appears that the pathogens have been in the Americas far longer than humans.
"Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the...
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