HAIRS risk assessment: hantavirus
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Human animal infections and risk surveillance group (HAIRS)
- First published:
- 1 February 2016
Qualitative assessment of the risk that hantaviruses present to the UK population.
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2015628 PDF, 613KB, 18 pages
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Although there had been evidence that hantaviruses were present in the UK rodent population, transmission to humans was historically sporadic. A number of new human cases of hantavirus infection acquired in the UK have been diagnosed since 2013 and data from new seroprevalence studies suggest a higher prevalence than expected in certain risk groups. This risk assessment was competed to assess the overall risk from hantaviruses to the UK population.
Published: 1 February 2016