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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

US : Fatal case of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome reported in Montana

Article from Liberty County Times, excerpt :

" The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed the first hantavirus pulmonary syndrome case in Montana for 2011. The case resulted in a death.

This case is one of 31 hantavirus infections reported in Montana since 1993, and the ninth known hantavirus related death in the state. About 1-5 cases of hantavirus were reported each year in Montana from 1993 to 2008. No cases were reported during 2009 or 2010.

“Montanans should be aware of the precautions they can take to help avoid hantavirus,” said DPHHS director Anna Whiting Sorrell."

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