Puumala virus


The PUUV dtec-RT-qPCR comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for detection of Puumala virus by using qPCR. Puumala virus is a species of Hantavirus. Humans infected with the virus may develop a haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) known asnephropathia epidemica. Puumala virus HFRS is lethal in less than 0.5% of the cases. Puumala virus was discovered and named in 1998 after amunicipality in Finland. The virus is found predominantly in Scandinaviaand Finland, although it has also been reported elsewhere in Northern Europe, Polandand Russia. Because thebank vole (Myodes glareolus) acts as areservoirfor the virus, nephropathia epidemica cases track with the vole population in a three- to four-year cycle. Humans are infected through inhalation of dust from vole droppings.  It has been theorized that Puumala virus, unlike other members of the genus Hantavirus, may also have lethal effects on its rodent host.


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GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only

All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format

GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices

Manufacturer: genetic PCR solutions™