Newfound hantavirus in Chinese mole shrew, Vietnam

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Nov;13(11):1784-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1311.070492.


Sequence analysis of the full-length medium segment and the partial small and large segments of a hantavirus, detected by reverse transcription-PCR in lung tissues of the Chinese mole shrew (Anourosorex squamipes) captured in Cao Bang Province, Vietnam, in December 2006, indicated that it is genetically distinct from rodentborne hantaviruses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Hantavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Hantavirus Infections / veterinary*
  • Lung / virology
  • Orthohantavirus / genetics
  • Orthohantavirus / isolation & purification*
  • Phylogeny
  • Shrews / virology*
  • Vietnam / epidemiology