Biology:Prospect Hill orthohantavirus

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Prospect Hill orthohantavirus
Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Negarnaviricota
Class: Ellioviricetes
Order: Bunyavirales
Family: Hantaviridae
Genus: Orthohantavirus
Prospect Hill orthohantavirus
Member viruses
  • Prospect Hill hantavirus
  • Prospect Hill virus

Prospect Hill orthohantavirus is a single-stranded, negative-sense Hantaan-like zoonotic RNA virus isolated from meadow voles and microtine and other cricetid rodents in the United States.[2] It has a widespread distribution in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Minnesota and California. The overall risk of infection in humans is low. It was first isolated from a meadow vole found in Prospect Hill, Maryland for which it is named.[3]


Transmission to humans is believed to occur through aerosolized inhalation of mouse excreta and possibly through fomite contamination.

See also


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  2. Lee, PW; Amyx, HL; Gajdusek, DC; Yanagihara, RT; Goldgaber, D; Gibbs, CJ Jr. (1982). "New hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome-related virus in rodents in the United States". Lancet 2 (8312): 1405. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(82)91308-3. PMID 6129495. 
  3. Yanagihara R, Daum CA, Lee PW, Baek LJ, Amyx HL, Gajdusek DC, Gibbs CJ Jr.Serological survey of Prospect Hill virus infection in indigenous wild rodents in the USA.Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1987;81(1):42–5.

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q29002552 entry