4/26/2013

An Oklahoma man has died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, according to state officials. The case marks the third hantavirus-related death in the state since the disease was first documented in the U.S. in 1993. Officials are urging people to take precautions when cleaning out cabins or other spaces that may have been vacant over the winter. People typically become infected if exposed to viral particles in deer mouse droppings.

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