Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

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Categories: Health & Hygiene
Tagged: Hantavirus

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a deadly disease from rodents. Humans can contract the disease when they come into contact with infected rodents or their urine and droppings. HPS was first recognized in 1993 and has since been identified throughout the United States. Although rare, HPS is potentially deadly. Rodent control remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infection.

 

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS):  Created on March 3rd, 2010.  Last Modified on March 3rd, 2010

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