Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Conceptual Paper Volume 4 Issue 12

Hantavirus Infection: A Possible Zoonosis!

Aditya Sharma1*, Sheikh Uzma Farooq2, Janvi3 and Parth Sharma3

1Department of Veterinary Pathology, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animals Sciences, Amritsar, India
2Department of Veterinary Pharmacology, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animals Sciences, Amritsar, India
33rd Professional Year Student, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animals Sciences, Amritsar, India

*Corresponding Author: Aditya Sharma, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animals Sciences, Amritsar, India.

Received: November 25, 2022; Published: November 30, 2022


Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a severe infectious disease characterized by pulmonary oedema followed by respiratory disorder and shock. Hantaviruses infects the lung endothelium without causing any cytopathic effect. However, virus causes mircovascular leakage, which is the hallmark of HPS. The HPS associated viruses are member of genus Hantavirus and family Bunyaviridae. Hantaviruses worldwide are broadly split into the new world Hantaviruses, which includes those causing HPS, and the old-world Hantaviruses (including the prototype Hantaan virus [HTNV]), which are associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Sin Nombre virus (SNV) and Andes virus (ANDV) are the most common causes of HPS. Case fatality of HPS is approximately 40%.

Keywords: Hantavirus; Shock; Bunyaviridae; Hemorrhagic Fever; Sin Nombre Virus


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Citation: Aditya Sharma., et al. “Hantavirus Infection: A Possible Zoonosis!".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.12 (2022): 211-213


Copyright: © 2022 Aditya Sharma., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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