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EtymologyEdit

From the name of the Hantan River[1] in South Korea, via the genus name Hantavirus.

NounEdit

hantavirus (plural hantaviruses)

  1. (virology) Any virus of the genus Hantavirus, transmitted by aerosolized rodent excreta or rodent bites, especially the deer mouse. Hantaviruses cause Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS): incubation lasts for 1–5 weeks, sickness begins with fever and muscle aches, followed by shortness of breath and coughing.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hantan - 한탄 means “lament, heartbreak” in Korean