hantavirus pulmonary syndrome


hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
hantavirus pulmonary syndrome n an acute respiratory disease caused by various hantaviruses and characterized initially esp. by fever, muscle pain, headache, cough, vomiting, and chills which rapidly progress to pulmonary edema and hypoxia often resulting in death from shock or cardiac complications compare hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

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a sometimes fatal febrile illness caused by viruses of the genus Hantavirus, spread to humans by various species of mice and rats; characteristics include variable respiratory symptoms followed by acute respiratory distress that may progress to respiratory failure.

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