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Hoarding home harbors hantavirus

September 11, 2012

HOUSTON, TX — A woman cleaning a home belonging to a hoarder has contracted the deadly hantavirus, according to the Gant Daily.

The home, which will be featured on the TLC reality show, "Hoarders: Buried Alive," (HBA) has been secured and quarantined, but more than 30 HBA film and cleanup crew members were exposed, the article state.

According to the article, the woman who tested positive for the rodent-borne hantavirus has received medication and is recovering in the hospital.

The state health department will test her again to confirm if she has the virus that leads to difficulty in breathing, the article noted.