Rapid risk assessment: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome outbreak in Yosemite Park, California, USA
The US CDC reported an outbreak of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) associated with staying in the ’Signature Tent Cabins’ in the Boystown area of Curry Village at Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Prevention measures and communication strategies for hantavirus infection in Europe
Between 2000 and 2010 the annual number of reported hantavirus cases increased in Europe, although there were significant temporal and geographical fluctuations.
Second meeting of the Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases (EVD) Network
April 2015, ECDC organised the second EVD network meeting, with the participation of the EVD Network, the network coordination committee.
How European countries prevent and communicate on Hantavirus infection, ECDC study
Prompted by the increase of hantavirus activity in Europe observed in 2012, ECDC report reviewed the preventive measures and communication strategies in European countries.
Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2014
Annual Epidemiological Report on the Hantavirus infection, 2014. ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.
Facts about hantavirus
Hantaviruses are rodent-borne viruses can be transmitted to humans by contact with faeces/urine from infected rodents or with dust containing infective particles. They may cause severe diseases. Eliminating contact with rodents is the best way to prevent infection.