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dc.contributor.authorHeikki Henttonenen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhilippe Buchyen_US
dc.contributor.authorYupin Suputtamongkolen_US
dc.contributor.authorSathaporn Jittapalapongen_US
dc.contributor.authorVincent Herbreteauen_US
dc.contributor.authorJuha Laakkonenen_US
dc.contributor.authorYannick Chavalen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaxime Galanen_US
dc.contributor.authorGauthier Dobignyen_US
dc.contributor.authorNathalie Charbonnelen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohan Michauxen_US
dc.contributor.authorJean François Cossonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSerge Moranden_US
dc.contributor.authorJean Pierre Hugoten_US
dc.contributor.otherInstitut Pasteur du Cambodgeen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherKasetsart Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversite Paris Nanterreen_US
dc.contributor.otherINRA Montpellieren_US
dc.contributor.otherInstitut des Sciences de l'Evolution UMR 5554en_US
dc.contributor.otherMuseum National d'Histoire Naturelleen_US
dc.identifier.citationAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol.1149, (2008), 84-89en_US
dc.description.abstractHantaviruses belong to the Bunyaviridae family. While usually hosted by wild mammals, they are potentially pathogenic for humans, and several serologically distinct groups associated with different syndromes have been identified. Yet, investigations have mostly been conducted where human infections by hantaviruses constitute a real and well-identified public health problem, i.e., the holarctic and neotropical areas. Some hantaviruses have also been described from a Suncus murinus in India and a Bandicota indica in Thailand. In addition, recent investigations in Cambodia revealed new Hantavirus types. More recently, two new Hantavirus species were described: Sangassou from a Hylomyscus simus, and Tanganya from a Crocidura theresae, both from Africa (Guinea), thus strongly questioning the current views about geographic range, evolution, and epidemiology of hantaviruses. In such a framework, we have conducted a survey of Hantavirus diversity in Southeast Asia which allows us to isolate the Thailand virus and address questions about the taxonomy of their rodent hosts. Here we present a molecular analysis of representatives of all currently known Hantavirus species, thus allowing the comparison between the newly described ones with a large range sample of rodent hantaviruses. Our results clearly point to the presence of a particular lineage of hantaviruses in Southeast Asia. It also strongly suggests that new viruses, additional mammalian hosts and different related syndromes in humans are likely to be discovered in the near future, particularly in Southeast Asia and in Africa, where Muridae rodents are highly diversified. Furthermore, additional work is also urgently needed to investigate the hantaviruses associated with Crociduridae and Soricidae. © 2008 New York Academy of Sciences.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectArts and Humanitiesen_US
dc.subjectBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biologyen_US
dc.titleRecent discoveries of new hantaviruses widen their range and question their originsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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