noun Etymology: New Latin, from hanta- (from Hantaan, river in South Korea near where rodents carrying the virus were collected 1974-78) + virus Date: 1984 any of a genus (Hantavirus of the family Bunyaviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses transmitted especially by rodent feces and urine and including viruses causing serious pulmonary disease or hemorrhagic fevers marked by renal necrosis

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