Hantavirus infection and isolation from wild shrews(Crocidura lasiura) in Korea

국내 야생따쥐(Crocidura lasiura) 의 Hantavirus 항체 보유실태 및 원인체 분리

  • Kim, Hee-sun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kang, Mun-il (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • Received : 1993.12.01
  • Published : 1994.01.31

Abstract

Eleven shrews were caught from three areas of Korea. All of them were confirmed in the same species, Crocidura lasiura. All of sera from wild shrews were examined by indirect immunofluorescent test against Hantaan-related virus. The antibody to Hantaan-related virus was detected by 2 out of 11 shrews. Just 2 of 7 shrews from BG area were sero-positive for Hantaan-related virus antigen and none from other. All of sero-positive for Hantaan-related virus antigen belonged to male with antibody titer of 1:40 to 1:80. Two Hantaan-related viruses were isolated in vivo and in vitro.