Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a deadly disease from rodents. The Sin Nombre hantavirus, which can cause the disease HPS, was first recognized in 1993 and since has been identified throughout the United States. However, the description of Hantavirus disease traces back to 1951 where a hantavirus was identified as the cause for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Hantaviruses were placed into the family Bunyaviridae and divided into two groups. More technical and clinical information on General Hantaviruses and HPS are provided in the categories below.
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