Molecular Epidemiology of Hantaviruses in the Czech Republic

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;25(11):2133-2135. doi: 10.3201/eid2511.190449.


During 2008-2018, we collected samples from rodents and patients throughout the Czech Republic and characterized hantavirus isolates. We detected Dobrava-Belgrade and Puumala orthohantaviruses in patients and Dobrava-Belgrade, Tula, and Seewis orthohantaviruses in rodents. Increased knowledge of eco-epidemiology of hantaviruses will improve awareness among physicians and better outcomes of patients.

Keywords: Czech Republic; Dobrava; Dobrava-Belgrade virus; Kurkino; Puumala virus; RT-PCR; Seewis virus; Tula virus; hantavirus; molecular epidemiology; orthohantavirus; patients; rodents; viruses.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Czech Republic / epidemiology
  • Genes, Viral
  • Hantavirus / genetics*
  • Hantavirus / immunology
  • Hantavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Hantavirus Infections / immunology
  • Hantavirus Infections / virology*
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G / immunology
  • Immunoglobulin M / immunology
  • Molecular Epidemiology*
  • Phylogeny


  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M