Urine-associated horizontal transmission of Seoul virus among rats

Urine-associated horizontal transmission of Seoul virus among rats To understand the mode of transmission of Seoul type hantavirus in Wistar rats, we examined the shedding of the virus and antibody production in infected rats. When 1-day-old rats were inoculated with the KI-83-262 strain of Seoul virus, S segment of the viral genome was detected in lungs, clots, urine, saliva, submaxillary glands, rectums, and kidneys by nested reverse transcriptase PCR. On the other hand, when 8-week-old rats were infected with the virus, viral genome was detected only in the lungs and rectum. In newborn rats intranasally administered urine from infected newborn rats, four of six rats shed the virus into their urine. In addition, three of eight rats kept in the same cage with infected animals also shed the virus into urine. Moreover, the virus genome was detected in the urine of urban rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) in an enzootic focus. These findings suggest that the urine containing virus from infected † rats is an actual source of the Seoul virus infection. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Urine-associated horizontal transmission of Seoul virus among rats

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/urine-associated-horizontal-transmission-of-seoul-virus-among-rats-zbABK6D0mt
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Wien by 1998 Springer-Verlag/
Subject
Legacy
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s007050050264
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

To understand the mode of transmission of Seoul type hantavirus in Wistar rats, we examined the shedding of the virus and antibody production in infected rats. When 1-day-old rats were inoculated with the KI-83-262 strain of Seoul virus, S segment of the viral genome was detected in lungs, clots, urine, saliva, submaxillary glands, rectums, and kidneys by nested reverse transcriptase PCR. On the other hand, when 8-week-old rats were infected with the virus, viral genome was detected only in the lungs and rectum. In newborn rats intranasally administered urine from infected newborn rats, four of six rats shed the virus into their urine. In addition, three of eight rats kept in the same cage with infected animals also shed the virus into urine. Moreover, the virus genome was detected in the urine of urban rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) in an enzootic focus. These findings suggest that the urine containing virus from infected † rats is an actual source of the Seoul virus infection.

Journal

Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 1998

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off