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SURVEILLANCE DES INFECTIONS HUMAINES PAR HANTAVIRUS EN FRANCE MÉTROPOLITAINE, 2012-2016

Abstract : Surveillance of human hantavirus infection has been carried out for about 30 years in mainland France. From 2012-2016, a network of 15 clinical laboratories, the National Reference Center (NRC) for Hantavirus and the French Public Health Agency (Santé publique France) were involved in the surveillance. Data were obtainedfrom the analysis of the information sheet records of the hantavirus cases diagnosed by the laboratory network and confirmed by the NRC.The global situation was similar as the ones observed in the previous periods: an average of about one hundred cases, mostly hospitalized, was reported annually (incidence of 0.15 case per 100,000 inhabitants) with high annual variations. Active people were more concerned (median age 40 years), and were mostly males (75% of the cases). Cases were detected all year round with peaks of detection at the end of spring and at fall. Most of the cases were due to Puumala virus, but interestingly Seoul and Tula viruses were also detected, underlying other high-risk behavior. The geographic distribution of the cases in the North-Eastern quarter of France had a limited peripheral extension. However, this incidence and this geographic distribution are probably under-estimated because of the use of too specific serological diagnostic tests, and the low request of laboratory tests outside the hantavirus endemic area or for outpatients.
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Jean-Marc Reynes, Damien Carli, Béatrice Renaudin, Alexandra Fizet, Jean-Baptiste Bour, et al.. SURVEILLANCE DES INFECTIONS HUMAINES PAR HANTAVIRUS EN FRANCE MÉTROPOLITAINE, 2012-2016. Bulletin Epidémiologique Hebdomadaire - BEH, Saint-Maurice (Val de Marne) : Institut de veille sanitaire, 2017, 23, pp.492-9. ⟨pasteur-01834340⟩

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