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Tula virus infection associated with fever and exanthema after a wild rodent bite.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
4
Pages
304–306
Identifiers
PMID: 12072943
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Reported here is the first case of human acute infection with Tula virus, which occurred in a 12-year-old boy in Switzerland. This hantavirus had been considered apathogenic to humans, and in Switzerland only TULV-genome sequences have been demonstrated in wild rodents to date. In this case, paronychia, fever and exanthema occurred after the patient was bitten by a wild rodent, indicating an unusual route of hantavirus transmission. Thus, Tula virus infection should be taken into account in patients with appropriate clinical symptoms and contact with rodents.

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