1) * HTNV, Hantaan virus; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR; SEOV, Seoul virus
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.
The continued emergence of hantaviruses: isolation of a Seoul virus
implicated in human disease, United Kingdom, October 2012.
For example, Seoul virus
has been found in Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) and black rats (Rattus rattus) in urban areas throughout the United States (30,31).
To the Editor: Seoul virus
(SEOV), a member of the family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus, is primarily carried by Rattus norvegicus rats.
HFRS is caused by the prototypic hantavirus Hantaan and by Dobrava virus, Puumala virus (PUUV), and Seoul virus
in Eurasia; HCPS is caused by Andes virus, Sin Nombre virus and related hantaviruses in the Americas.
in black and Norway rats worldwide) and arenaviruses (e.