Reagena assays for Hantavirus infections
Reagena has developed several lateral flow and enzyme immunoassays to be used as an aid in diagnosis of hantavirus infections.
The Puumala hantavirus is a causative agent of nephropathia epidemica (NE) and it is carried by the bank vole (Myodes glareolus).
For NE diagnostics, Reagena has developed
ReaScan+ PUUMALA IgM rapid test
POC PUUMALA IgM rapid test
PUUMALA IgM EIA enzyme immunoassay
PUUMALA IgG EIA enzyme immunoassay
Dobrava-Belgrade virus (DOBV) and Hantaan virus (HTNV) hantaviruses cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). The rodent host of DOBV is the yellow necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis) whereas HTNV is carried by the striped field mouse (Apodemus agrarius).
For the detection of DOBV and HTNV specific antibodies, Reagena has developed
ReaScan DOBRAVA-HANTAAN IgM rapid test
DOBRAVA-HANTAAN IgM EIA enzyme immunoassay
DOBRAVA-HANTAAN IgG EIA enzyme immunoassay
Currently, over 20 different human pathogenic hantaviruses have been identified worldwide. Each hantavirus species is carried primarily by a distinct rodent host.
Hantaviruses are transmitted to humans via the aerosolized urine, faeces, or saliva of chronically infected carrier rodents. Andes virus is the only person-to-person transmittable hantavirus.
In Asia and Europe hantaviruses cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) whereas the American hantaviruses cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Hantavirus infection may be asymptomatic, or in worst cases, it can cause a lethal disease.
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