Blue River virus


Blue River virus (BRV) is a single-stranded, negative sense RNA virus of New World hantavirus isolated from a white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) near the Blue River in Jackson County, Missouri in 1995. Its genome is similar to Sin Nombre orthohantavirus (SNV) but varies in the S1 and S2 segments. Like Sin Nombre orthohantavirus, Blue River virus causes Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in humans.

Broader Problems:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
20.12.1999 – 00:00 CET