Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
On-line version ISSN 1726-4642Print version ISSN 1726-4634
CASAPIA, Martín et al. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (Rio Mamore Virus) in the Peruvian Amazon region. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.3, pp.390-395. ISSN 1726-4642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342012000300016.
Hantavirus infection is a viral zoonotic infection borne by rodents which most letal form clinical is the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (SPH, Spanish abbreviation). The Mamore River variant originates in South America and was found in rodents without any association to human diseases. Two cases of SPH were identified in the Peruvian Amazon region in November 2011. In both cases, a molecular diagnostic testing was conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Salud from Peru. A phylogenetic analysis of a viral genome fragment and a histopathological evaluation were conducted. Both patients developed adult respiratory distress syndrome and refractory shock. A patient died and another one recovered 12 days later
Keywords : Hantavirus; Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; Peru.