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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003

    Hantavirus Kills Two In Southern Colorado

    Hantavirus Kills Two In Southern Colorado

    Two people are dead in Southern Colorado from the Hantavirus.
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirms one death in Costilla County and one death in Custer County. There is an investigation into how the victims were infected.

    Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a respiratory disease caused by a virus that is most commonly carried by the deer mouse. The virus can infect humans when they inhale dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice urine and feces. This can occur when people have contact with infected mice or stir up dust while working in or cleaning out rodent-infested structures such as barns; garages; storage sheds; trailers or cabins.

    Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Hantavirus is rare but can be deadly--Confined to the Western states and Texas, here are the number of cases since 1993: New Mexico(69)--Colorado(51)--Arizona(46)--California(43)--Initial symptoms,after 2 to 4 week incubation period, are fever,nausea,back pain,stomach pain--then respiratory problems,renal failure and cardiovascular shock