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Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Croatia

Schoenwald, Slavko; Markotić, Alemka
Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Croatia // NATO ARW Workshop on Application of Genomics and Proteomics Analysis of BWA
Bratislava, Slovačka, 2002. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Croatia

Schoenwald, Slavko ; Markotić, Alemka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

NATO ARW Workshop on Application of Genomics and Proteomics Analysis of BWA

Mjesto i datum
Bratislava, Slovačka, 24-28.07.2002

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) was first recognized in Croatia in 1952. In the spring of 1967, a cluster of 14 cases of HFRS occurred in the Plitvice Lakes [National Park] area. In 1989, was an outbreak of 14 cases of HFRS in soldiers near Velika Gorica, and in 1991 an outbreak occurred in Novska County, a newly recognized HFRS-endemic area. In 1995, during the war for Croatian liberation, we recorded the largest HFRS epidemic in Croatia to date. More than 120 HFRS patients, mostly Croatian soldiers were hospitalized and three deaths registered. The rodent Clethrionomys glareolus is the principle vertebrate reservoir of hantaviruses in Croatia with Apodemus flavicollis, Apodemus agrarius, and Apodemus sylvaticus playing lesser roles. New and interesting rodent data have been reported in a new natural focus, Dinara Mountain, discovered in 1995. Recently, it was confirmed that Puumala virus and Dobrava virus also cause HFRS in Croatia. Whole Croatia, except Adriatic coast and islands, was found to be an endemic area for HFRS. An extensive outbreak of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is occurring in Croatia this year. From the beginning of March 2002, more than 70 cases, including one death, have been diagnosed. Cases have been reported from almost all of Croatia, except the Adriatic coast and islands. Stringent epidemiological measures have been recommended in order to limit the outbreak. Several new HFRS foci have been reported. Initial serological results suggest that most of the patients this year have had Puumala virus infections ; additional tests for confirmation are under way. Although some severe cases have been recorded, most have had mild or moderate clinical pictures.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Kliničke medicinske znanosti


Projekt / tema

Imunološki zavod d.d.

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Alemka Markotić, (213111)