Friday, July 1, 2016

Hanta virus is back

Nothing to worry about unless you live in the SW USA.

But New Mexico has reported a 4th case of Hanta virus.

Hantavirus infection is transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva. People can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus.

I was working in NM in 1999 after the bad outbreak... only one case in our area and none in our IHS hospital. But we had to screen for it...

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