What is the mortality and morbidity of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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As of July 2010, 545 cases of HPS had been reported in the United States from 32 states, mostly New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California, Washington, Texas, and Utah (in decreasing order of prevalence). [29] HPS is also reported in South America and in Canada. The mortality rate for HPS is 35%. Of individuals with HPS, 61% are men and 39% are women, with a mean age of 37 years. Caucasian patients account for 77%, people of Native American descent account for about 20%, and those of Hispanic descent account for 13%.


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