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Through July 5, 2011, 572 cases of
hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) had been reported
in the United States.footnote 1
Although the majority of HPS cases occur in the southwestern
United States, cases have been reported in 33 states.footnote 1
Most people who develop HPS either live in rural areas or have visited rural
areas during the 4 weeks before symptoms of the illness appear.
countries also have had confirmed cases of HPS, including:footnote 2
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011). Reported cases of HPS. Hantaviruses. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/surveillance/index.html.
World Health Organization (2004). Number of Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) (Region of the Americas, 1993–2004). Available online: http://www.paho.org/common/Display.asp?Lang=E&RecID=1971.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRobert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology
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