Incidence of hantavirus infections in Belgium

Virus Res. 2001 Sep;77(1):71-80. doi: 10.1016/s0168-1702(01)00267-2.


Over the last two decades, and from the moment that serological detection was possible, human hantavirus infections have been documented in most European countries. This paper summarises the available data on hantavirus cases in Belgium. These data enable the demonstration of the existence of a 3-year epidemic cycle in Belgium, which is apparently linked to rodent population dynamics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Belgium / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Hantavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Hantavirus Infections / virology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Orthohantavirus / immunology*