A blood specimen tested positive for Seoul virus
immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and Seoul virus
RNA was detected by reverse transcription--polymerase chain reaction testing.
Detection and genetic characterization of Seoul virus
from commensal brown rats in France.
The Seoul virus
(SEOV) can be found worldwide (it has been associated with cases in the United States).
DOBV SK, Dobrava virus-Aa, strain Slovakia; DOBV SLO, Dobrava virus-Af, strain Slovenia; PUUV, Puumala virus, strain Vranica; TULV, Tula virus, strain Moravia; HNTV, Hantaan virus, strain 76-118; SEOV, Seoul virus
, strain 80-39; FLU, influenza; YFV, yellow fever virus; TBEV, tick-borne encephalitis virus; DNV, dengue virus types 1-4; RVFV, Rift Valley fevervirus; MBV, Marburg virus; EBOV, Ebola virus; VEEV, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus; ADV, adenovirus; VAC, vaccinia virus.
State vector-borne disease watchers said there have been no reports of the Seoul virus
causing illness in California except among people who already were sick when they entered the state.
in patients and rodents from Beijing, China.
All serum samples exhibited substantially higher neutralizing titers toward DOBV than toward Puumala virus, Hantaan virus, and Seoul virus
In China, HFRS is caused mainly by 2 serotypes of hantavirus: Hantaan virus (HTNV) and Seoul virus
Previously, two well-characterized hantaviruses had been isolated from different species in the United States: Seoul virus
from Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) and Prospect Hill virus from Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole) (5).
Antibodies to PUUV, Tula virus (TULV), and Seoul virus
(SEOV) have been found in rodent populations in the Netherlands, and TULV has been isolated from common voles (Microtus arvalis) (5,6).