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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 2757969, 4 pages
Case Report

A Cluster of Three Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome among Canadian Military Personnel

1Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, 1001 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC, Canada H4A 3J1
2Infectious Diseases Research Center of the CHU de Québec, Université Laval, 2705 Boulevard Laurier, Québec, QC, Canada G1V 4G2
3Laboratoire de Santé Publique du Québec, 20045 Chemin Ste-Marie, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada H9X 3R5
4CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Hôpital de l’Enfant Jésus, 1401 18e rue, Québec, QC, Canada G1J 1Z4

Received 2 December 2015; Accepted 14 March 2016

Academic Editor: Marianna Ofner

Copyright © 2016 Leighanne O. Parkes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare illness in eastern Canada. We present three cases of HPS among military personnel in Quebec. The three cases shared a common exposure to mouse excreta while engaged in military training in Alberta, a western province of Canada.