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A Cluster of Three Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome among Canadian Military Personnel


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1 Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, 1001 Boulevard Decarie, Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1, Canada
2 Infectious Diseases Research Center of the CHU de Quebec, Universite Laval, 2705 Boulevard Laurier, Quebec, QC, G1V 4G2, Canada
3 CHU de Quebec-Universite Laval, Hopital de l'Enfant Jesus, 1401 18e rue, Quebec, QC, G1J 1Z4, Canada
 

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare illness in eastern Canada. We present three cases of HPS among military personnel in Quebec. The three cases shared a common exposure to mouse excreta while engaged in military training in Alberta, a western province of Canada.
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Leighanne O. Parkes
Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, 1001 Boulevard Decarie, Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1, Canada
Trong Tien Nguyen
Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, 1001 Boulevard Decarie, Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1, Canada
Jean Longtin
Infectious Diseases Research Center of the CHU de Quebec, Universite Laval, 2705 Boulevard Laurier, Quebec, QC, G1V 4G2, Canada
Marie-Claude Beaudoin
CHU de Quebec-Universite Laval, Hopital de l'Enfant Jesus, 1401 18e rue, Quebec, QC, G1J 1Z4, Canada
Julie Bestman-Smith
CHU de Quebec-Universite Laval, Hopital de l'Enfant Jesus, 1401 18e rue, Quebec, QC, G1J 1Z4, Canada
Donald C. Vinh
Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, 1001 Boulevard Decarie, Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1, Canada
Guy Boivin
Infectious Diseases Research Center of the CHU de Quebec, Universite Laval, 2705 Boulevard Laurier, Quebec, QC, G1V 4G2, Canada
Vivian G. Loo
Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, 1001 Boulevard Decarie, Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1, Canada

Abstract


Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare illness in eastern Canada. We present three cases of HPS among military personnel in Quebec. The three cases shared a common exposure to mouse excreta while engaged in military training in Alberta, a western province of Canada.