Accession Number : ADA486103


Title :   Treatment of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD


Personal Author(s) : Jonsson, Colleen B ; Hooper, Jay ; Mertz, Gregory


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a486103.pdf


Report Date : 14 Oct 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : Viruses in the genus Hantavirus can cause one of two illnesses when transmitted from rodents to humans: hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Of the two diseases, HPS is more severe with an approximate 40% mortality across the Americas. The high rate of mortality could be reduced if effective therapeutics could be discovered for treatment of this illness. Herein we review approaches being explored for the discovery of therapeutics for HPS and how they could be employed in treatment and prevention of disease.


Descriptors :   *VIRUS DISEASES , *THERAPY , IMMUNOTHERAPY , VIRUSES , VACCINES , LUNG , REPRINTS , ANTIVIRAL AGENTS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE