View Cart (0 items)
Infection Control

Hantavirus can rear its head during spring cleaning

March 18, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
| Share More
/ Text Size+

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Health Department says people should be mindful of hantavirus when they start doing spring cleanup, according to The Republic.

People should be especially careful in sheds, barns and other places where mice can be found, the article noted.

Hantavirus, a disease that can cause the lungs to fill with fluid and lead to respiratory failure, is carried by rodents, the article stated.

According to the article, people can be infected if they breathe in aerosolized virus from the droppings, urine or saliva of the mice.

Click here to read the complete article.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.