2010-05-20Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.25646/567
Steep rise in notified hantavirus infections in Germany, April 2010
Krüger, Detlev H.
From January to April 2010, 396 hantavirus infections were notified in Germany, a considerable increase compared with previous years (mean: 83 for January–April 2004–2009) including the record-setting year, 2007 (n=232 January–April). Most patients are residents of known Puumala virus endemic areas in southern Germany. The recent increase in notified hantavirus infections is probably due to an increased population density of the main animal reservoir, the bank vole (Myodes glareolus).
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