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Capital humans free of deadly rat-borne virus

Update: November, 29/2012 - 09:17

HA NOI (VNS)— The capital city has reported no cases of humans infected with Hantavirus, a rat-borne virus that can cause kidney failure in humans, Ha Noi Health Department deputy director Hoang Duc Hanh said.

According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology between 2006 and 2009, 16.3 per cent of serum samples taken from rats in Truong Dinh Market and Giap Bat Station tested positive for the virus.

HCM City reported some patients had been bitten by rats infected with the Hantavirus.

Authorities have been keeping track of the situation, Hanh said. — VNS

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