Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 28930019
Emerging Infect. Dis. 2017 10;23(10):1722-1725
We report 5 human cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome found during surveillance in French Guiana in 2008-2016; of the 5 patients, 4 died. This pathogen should continue to be monitored in humans and rodents in effort to reduce the occurrence of these lethal infections in humans stemming from ecosystem disturbances.