One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The hantavirus that causes Korean haemorrhagic fever in humans, the natural host of which is the striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius.
1980s; earliest use found in The Lancet. From Hantaan, the name of a river in Korea + virus.
Hantaan virus/hanˈtɑːn ˌvʌɪrəs/
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