Symptoms of a Seoul virus infection

Learn about the symptoms of a Seoul virus infection, what to look for and what to do if you become ill.

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What are the symptoms of a Seoul virus infection?

When you get infected with Seoul virus, you may have the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Back and abdominal pain
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Flushing of the face
  • Inflammation or redness of the eyes
  • Rash

Symptoms of the illness caused by Seoul virus usually begin within 1 to 2 weeks after contact with infectious material. Rarely, it may take up to 8 weeks to develop symptoms.

In rare cases, infection can also lead to a type of acute disease called Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS), which might include low blood pressure, acute shock, and acute kidney failure. However, Seoul virus infections are usually mild to moderate and the vast majority of patients survive. Complete recovery can take weeks or months. Some people do not develop symptoms at all or have very mild symptoms.

What do you do if you become ill?

See a health care provider immediately if you:

  • have had contact with rodents or their feces, urine or saliva and
  • are showing some or all of the above symptoms

Be sure to mention that you have had contact with rodents or their feces, urine or saliva. 

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