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On the Horizon: Hantaviruses

In early 2013, a man in North Wales was rushed to hospital showing symptoms of serious kidney problems. The source of his infection? His pet rats. Tests revealed that the causative agent was a rodent virus known as Seoul virus. … Continue reading

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On the Horizon: The spread of Lassa fever

On the Horizon is the Society’s blog series on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. For this article, we spoke to Dr Lina Moses from Tulane University in New Orleans about Lassa fever, a viral infection spreading across parts of West … Continue reading

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