Yale disease

Tanya Osickey tawny at sage.cc.purdue.edu
Tue Aug 23 17:04:15 EST 1994


MLJAP at VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU (lederman) writes:

>Yes it was a hantavirus - Saba (?) strain. Muriel Lederman, Biology,
>Virginia Tech.

  No, it wasn't a hantavirus.  The virus is called Sabia arenavirus; it has
  some similarities to hantavirus, but not a direct link.  Virus is believed 
  to be spread by rodents, or close contact to an infected person, esp. through
  excretions.

  Causes skin blotches, sleepiness, chills, diarrhea, tremors, convulsions, 
  internal and external bleeding, coma, and death.  Very rare.

  Information from an Associated Press release.

-Tanya



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