Hantavirus may have started with bats, study shows

02/13/2013 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Researchers have identified four new forms of hantavirus, and they determined that the deadly pathogen may have originated in bats rather than rats or other rodents as originally thought, according to new research. Although the research does not advance treatment of hantavirus, researchers said it makes important public health contributions. "The analysis shows that bats are likely to be important hosts from which new hantaviruses may emerge in the future and possibly pass to humans," said Australian researcher Eddie Holmes.

View Full Article in:

Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Corporate Counsel - Regulatory Law
Regeneron
Tarrytown, NY
ISHN - Chief Compliance Officer
Mountain States Health Alliance
Johnson City, TN
Active Implantable Medical Device (AIMD) Product Expert
BSI
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Finance Manager - ENT
Medtronic
Jacksonville, FL
Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDH) Product Offering Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Quincy, MA