Sin Nombre virus

Other Names:
SNV disease

Sin Nombre virus is a causative agent of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), which rapidly kills approximately half of those infected.


HPS was unknown in the the USA until 1993, where it is hosted by the deer mouse Peromyscus maniculatus. SNV infection has since been found in deer mice throughout North America north of Mexico, with the exception of Alaska.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
27.12.2017 – 03:13 CET