Acta Scientific Microbiology (ASMI) (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Conceptual Paper Volume 3 Issue 6

Hantaan Virus: Genetic Diversity, Diseases, Hosts, Symptoms, Diagnosis

Parul Gupta*

Student at CT University, Ludhiana, India

*Corresponding Author: Parul Gupta, Student at CT University, Ludhiana, India.

Received: April 18, 2020; Published: May 12, 2020


  Hantaviruses is a member of bunyavirus family of viruses. This bunyavirus is a huge family having 5 genera: bunyavirus, phlebovirus, nairovirus, tospovirus and hantavirus, consisting of about 300 viruses that infect plants, animal and humans as well [3]. The virus was named after of the river Hantan. The causative agent of Korean Hemerologic fever was extracted from rodent ‘Apodemus agrarius’ found near Hantan river in South Korea [5]. They are characterized by grid-like pattern of the outer surface which shows projections of glycoprotein of 12 nm from lipid bilayer (Figure 1). They are enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses.



Citation: Parul Gupta. “Hantaan Virus: Genetic Diversity, Diseases, Hosts, Symptoms, Diagnosis". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.6 (2020): 60-62.


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