Hantaan Virus

Etiology:  Hantaan virus is an enveloped RNA virus of the family Bunyaviridae.

Transmission:  Transmission occurs by aerosol, contact with infected urine or feces or direct contact with the infected animal.

Public Health Significance:  Hantaan virus is zoonotic and can cause severe illness in humans.

Please see rat Viral Diseases for more detailed information.