Guidelines for Handling Animal Reservoirs of Hantaviruses


These guidelines are based on practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in areas known to have produced fatal human cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). The guidelines have been modified by the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) to address fieldwork in areas of undefined risk, and to educate employees on how best to protect against hantavirus infection in the field. The guidelines are reissued as additional information about fieldwork practices and the epidemiology of hantaviruses becomes available.

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Publication date: 
August 1, 2005
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