Seoul virus is a type of hantavirus that can be found in both wild and pet rats. Most people who are infected with Seoul virus have no symptoms, but in rare cases, a person might get a hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (an illness with low blood pressure, shock, and kidney failure), with one to two people out of every 100 cases ending in death. People get Seoul virus infection from contact with rats or materials contaminated with rat urine, feces or saliva.
- Information about Seoul virus.
- How to get pet rats tested for Seoul virus.
- Feb. 2017 Seoul virus conference call summary.
- Multi-state Seoul virus outbreak.