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Ten years of a hantavirus disease emergency in the Federal District, Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, February 2016
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Title
Ten years of a hantavirus disease emergency in the Federal District, Brazil
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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, February 2016
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0254-2015
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Roberto de Melo Dusi, Angelika Bredt, Daniel Roberto Coradi de Freitas, Maria Isabel Rao Bofill, José Alexandre Menezes da Silva, Stefan Vilges de Oliveira, Pedro Luiz Tauil

Abstract

Hantavirus diseases are emerging human diseases caused by Hantavirus spp. of the Bunnyaviridae family. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) has been detected in the Federal District (DF) of Brazil since 2004. Among the 27 Brazilian Federal Units, DF has the highest fatality rate. More than 10 years have already passed since then, with confirmation of cases caused by the Araraquara and Paranoa species. The reservoir is Necromys lasiurus. Local surveillance data of the confirmed cases were analyzed, including age, sex, month and year of occurrence, clinical symptoms, syndromes and outcomes, and probable transmission place (PTP). The cases were mainly confirmed by IgM detection with a capture enzyme immunoassay. The cases were classified as autochthonous if PTPs were in the DF area. From 2004 to 2013, in the DF, 126 cases of hantavirus were confirmed, and the cumulative incidence was 5.0 per 100,000 inhabitants. The occurrence of cases was predominantly from April to August. At least 75% of the cases were autochthonous. Acute respiratory failure was reported in 47.5% of cases, and the fatality rate was 40%. In the DF, the cumulative incidence of HPS was one of the highest worldwide. A seasonal pattern of hantavirus disease in the dry season is clear. There was a high frequency of severe clinical signals and symptoms as well as a high fatality rate. For the near future, visitors and inhabitants of DF rural areas, particularly male adults, should receive continuous education about hantavirus transmission and prevention.

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Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 21%
Other 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 11 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 5 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 14 36%
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#20,657,128
of 25,374,917 outputs
Outputs from Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
#740
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#300,620
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Outputs of similar age from Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
#8
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