Seasonal amplitude of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China : a call for attention to neglected regions

Xu, Zhiwei, Zhang, Wenyi, Hu, Wenbiao, & Tong, Shilu (2014) Seasonal amplitude of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China : a call for attention to neglected regions. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59(7), pp. 1040-1042.

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Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), a rodent-borne viral disease characterized by fever, hemorrhagic, kidney damage and hypotension, is caused by different species of hantaviruses [1]. Every year, HFRS affects thousands of people in Asia, and more than 90% of these cases are reported in China [2, 3]. Due to its high fatality, HFRS has attracted considerable research attention, and prior studies have predominantly focused on quantifying HFRS morbidity [4], identifying high risk areas [5] and populations [6], or exploring peak time of HFRS occurrence [3]. To date, no study has assessed the seasonal amplitude of HFRS in China, even though it reveals the seasonal fluctuation and thus may provide pivotal information on the possibility of HFRS outbreaks.

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ID Code: 74389
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu481
ISSN: 1537-6591
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2014 22:54
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015 10:30

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