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Short report: isolation and partial characterization of a Puumala virus from a human case of nephropathia epidemica in France

Rollin, P.E.; Bowen, M.D.; Kariwa, H.; Saluzzo, J.F.; Guerard, S.; Flechaire, A.; Coudrier, D.; Sureau, P.; Peters, C.J.; Nichol, S.T.

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 52(6): 577-578


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-9637
PMID: 7611568
Accession: 002694938

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Puumala (PUU) virus (Bunyaviridae: Hantavirus), the aetiologic agent of nephropathia epidemica (NE), the mild form of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, is enzootic in Europe and has been known to occur in France since 1983. The first isolation of PUU virus in France and western Europe from a case of NE acquired in France is reported. The virus was isolated from a serum collected in the acute phase of the clinical course by successive blind passages in Vero E6 cells.

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