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Hantavirus Case Confirmed in Kane County

 
Posted April 7th, 2014 @ 11:47am by Talk Radio 105.7 FM / 570 AM

SOUTHERN UTAH HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED A CASE -- OF THE POTENTIALLY DEADLY HANTAVIRUS DISEASE -- IN KANE COUNTY.

SOUTHWEST UTAH PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS SAY AN ADULT HAS NOW BEEN RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE, FOUR DAYS.

HANTAVIRUS IS FOUND IN THE DROPPINGS, URINE AND SALIVA OF RODENTS... ESPECIALLY DEER MICE.

IT STARTS WITH FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS AND LEADS TO BREATHING PROBLEMS.

IT DOES NOT SPREAD, PERSON-TO-PERSON.

THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD HANTAVIRUS CASE, IN SOUTHERN UTAH, OVER THE PAST 11 YEARS.   

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