Puumala Virus Pulmonary Syndrome in a Romanian Immigrant

J Travel Med. Nov-Dec 2002;9(6):326-9. doi: 10.2310/7060.2002.30014.


Hantaviruses belong to the Bunyaviridae family, which is comprised of Bunyavirus, Phlebovirus, Nairovirus, and Hantavirus. Euroasiatic Hantaviruses belong to two distinct subfamilies: Murinae (comprising Hantaan, Dobrava, and Seoul viruses), which are responsible for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), and Arvicolinae (comprising Puumala virus), responsible for nephropathia epidemica (NE) and HFRS. On the contrary, the New World Hantavirus belongs to the Sigmodontinae subfamily and includes the North American viruses: Sin Nombre, Monongahela; New York, Bayou, Black Creek Canal, and the South American, which comprise the Andes, Oran, Lechiguanas, Laguna Negra, Juquitiba; both groups are responsible for the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome / complications
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome / virology*
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Phylogeny
  • Puumala virus / classification
  • Puumala virus / isolation & purification*
  • Respiration, Artificial / methods
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / therapy
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / virology
  • Romania
  • Travel*
  • Treatment Outcome