HPS IN CANADA

RYBICKI, ED ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Wed Sep 7 10:10:33 EST 1994


> Date:          Tue, 06 Sep 1994 10:49:53 -0700 (PDT)
> From:          knunan at .interramp.com
> Subject:       Re: HPS IN CANADA
> To:            virology at net.bio.net

> 
> Dr Gumbo writes that Hantavirus is a generic name and that the
> current outbreak is a new species of Hantavirus diff from that
...
> was the the only other Bunyaviridae of the Hantavirus family

Huh?  Not Hantavirus of the family Bunyaviridae?

> There are a number of other types or "species" of Hantavirus
> including Prospect Hill, HAARDS agent, Puumala, Seoul, Leakey
> and Tchoupitoulas virus. There are five genera in the Bunyaviridae
> besides Hantavirus: Bunyavirus, Phlebovirus, Nairovirus and
> Ukuvirus.  

Er...pardon me, but I could pick all that up (correctly) by reading 
the ICTV Report.  Is there a point to all this?  Is any new info 
being imparted here?
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