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Any of a genus of single-stranded RNA viruses carried by rodents that cause disease in humans, especially a type of hemorrhagic fever that involves kidney failure (known as hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome) and a severe respiratory disease (known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome).

[After the Hantan River, South Korea (near the village where researchers trapped the field mouse from which the first hantavirus was isolated and identified as the cause of disease outbreaks in the area since the 1950s).]
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(Pathology) any one of a group of viruses that are transmitted to humans by rodents and cause disease of varying severity, ranging from a mild form of influenza to respiratory or kidney failure
[C20: from Hanta(an), river in North and South Korea where the disease was first reported + virus]
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(ˈhɑn təˌvaɪ rəs, ˈhæn-)
n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several viruses of the family Bunyaviridae, spread chiefly by wild rodents, that cause acute respiratory illness, kidney failure, and other syndromes.
[1975–80; after the Hantaan River in Korea, near which the virus first afflicted Westerners in the 1950s]
han`ta•vi′ral, adj.
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n hantavirus m
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He later developed liver and renal conditions before receiving a confirmed diagnosis of hantavirus infections.
Hantavirus is a type of virus that is carried by infected rodents most often by the deer mice according to the Washoe County Health District.
We sequenced hantavirus RNA isolated from the initial blood specimen by using Sanger and unbiased next-generation sequencing (Figure).
- US-based Ichor Biologics received a USD 300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to utilise its platform technology to develop broadly neutralizing antibodies against deadly hantavirus infections, the company said.
Ichor Biologics, a developer of human monoclonal antibodies to treat infectious diseases, announced on Monday that it has received a USD300,000 grant from the US National Institutes of Health to utilise its platform technology for the development of broadly neutralizing antibodies to treat deadly hantavirus infections, which cause a severe febrile disease termed hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS).
He said: 'In its early stages, hantavirus infection is difficult to distinguish from influenza, pneumonia or other viral conditions.
Andes virus, a species of New World hantavirus, is transmitted to humans primarily through contact with long-tailed rice rats (Oligoryzomys longicaudatus), which are endemic to much of Argentina and Chile.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ((https://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/surveillance/index.html) CDC ), people can get infected with Hantavirus after coming in contact with rodents or their droppings or urine. 
Here, we present two cases of hantavirus infection initially misdiagnosed as leptospirosis and later further investigated and diagnosed as hantavirus infections.
To our knowledge, the first (1988) clinically documented case of a hantavirus infection in a Canadian was also in the military, working however as a staff officer in the Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE) in Belgium, and with no known prior history of rodent exposure [2].
(2) HPS is caused by any of at least 25 hantavirus genotypes distributed throughout the Americas.