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Because one virus just isn’t enough: Hantavirus is also a concern Warns Mono Public Health

According to an article in The Conversation (a network of not-for-profit media outlets that publish news stories written by academics and researchers) viruses are the most common biological entities on Earth. Experts estimate there are around 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them, and if they were all lined up they would stretch from one side of the galaxy […]

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Mono County Resident Dies of Hantavirus Infection

Mono County Health Department Inyo County Health & Human Services  issued a media release  concerning a Mono County Resident who died of the Hantavirus Infection. A Mono County resident recently died of hantavirus infection (North American hantavirus is also called Sin Nombre Virus). This is the first fatality caused by hantavirus this year in California, […]

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Officials urge caution concerning hantavirus

CDPH Press release SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds individuals to take precautions when entering cabins, trailers and other buildings that may be infested with rodents after the recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in a Northern California man. “Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a rare, but often fatal disease spread […]

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Mono Health Department offers updates

Mono County Health Department press release It has been an interesting summer so far in Mono County. Here is a quick rundown, with links to more information: Hantavirus: This week a summer resident of Mono County was hospitalized in serious condition with a laboratory confirmed infection caused by the Sin Nombre virus (SNV). Infection results […]

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Be aware of hantavirus when spring cleaning

Although mice carry the hantavirus all year, this is the start of the season when humans typically begin activities that put them at risk of being exposed to the hantavirus. Spring cleaning activities, such as opening up closed buildings that have been unused overwinter, often provide habitats for deer mice and become sites for human […]

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Precautions, recommendations to avoid hantavirus

– Mono County press release Although mice carry the hantavirus all year, this is the start of the season when humans typically begin activities that put them at risk of being exposed to the hantavirus. Spring cleaning activities, such as opening up closed buildings that have been unused overwinter, often provide habitats for deer mice […]

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The season for hantavirus risks

(Press Release – Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson) Although mice carry the hantavirus all year, this is the start of the season when humans typically begin activities that put them at risk of being exposed to the hantavirus. Spring cleaning activities, such as opening up closed buildings that have been unused overwinter, often provide […]

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A case for awareness

As we had reported, Jordan Herbst, 14, of Bishop contracted and then survived hantavirus this summer. His dramatic story highlights the need for awareness and caution about the disease. Jordan’s mother, Katharine Allen hopes awareness is one of the benefits that will come out of her son’s ordeal. Ms. Allen thought her son may have […]

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