Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Hantavirus causes hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, thus posing a major threat to human health in Jiangxi Province, China. Both Hantaan virus (HTNV) and Seoul virus (SEOV) have been found to be endemic in the province.
Rodents were trapped from Gaoan Anyi and Tonggu counties in Jiangxi Province in 2020–2021. Hantavirus specific antibodies in the blood and RNA in the lung samples from the captured mammals were detected and analyzed. A total of 889 small mammals from seven species were collected. Positive detection was observed for hantavirus antibodies in 9.8% (87/889), SEOV RNA in 1% (9/889) and HTNV RNA in 2.6% (23/889). The difference in detection rates between regions was significant. Phylogenetic analysis of the obtained partial sequences of M and S segments revealed that two distinct genotypes of HTNV and three genotypes of SEOV were co-circulating in the captured mammals, with a regionally specific distribution.
Article reference: Xuefei Deng, Yun Xie and Shanshan Du et al. Distinct Genotype of Hantavirus Infection in Rodents in Jiangxi Province, China, in 2020–2021. Zoonoses. Vol. 2(1). DOI: 10.15212/ZOONOSES-2022-0034
Keywords: hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), hantavirus, seoul virus (SEOV), hantaan virus (HTNV), genetic diversity
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