Hantavirus Infection on Rats in the Leptospirosis Increased Case Area in Tangerang Regency
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- Hantavirus, leptospirosis, Tangerang
Hantavirus infection and leptospirosis are a serious zoonotic disease that spread across the globe. They have similar clinical manifestations, in which the rat is the main reservoir of them. The aim of the study was to identify the percentage of Hantavirus infection and co-infection of Hantavirus and Lepstospira in the rats in an area where increasing cases of leptospirosis occurred. This study was conducted in Tangerang Regency, Banten Province on October to November in 2016. The identification of the trapped rats and the samples were examined by using an immunology test (Elisa) and a molecular test (PCR) to find out the result of Leptospira and Hantavirus infection. A total of 52 rats were caught in the study. They consisted of 2 species (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus tanezumi). Hantavirus infections were found in 8 of the 48 rats while co-infection (Hantavirus and Leptospira) were found in 6 of the 48 rats. 16.7% of the rats were positively infected by Hantavirus. Meanwhile, the total co-infections with both Hantaviruses and Leptospira were 12.5%. Cautions should be given if R. norvegicus and R. tanezumi were found in one residential area.
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TY - CONF AU - Arief Mulyono AU - Aryani Pujiyanti AU - Ristiyanto Ristiyanto AU - Farida Dwi Handayani AU - Wiwik Trapsilowati AU - Arum Sih Joharina PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Hantavirus Infection on Rats in the Leptospirosis Increased Case Area in Tangerang Regency BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 137 EP - 140 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.026 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.026 ID - Mulyono2020 ER -