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October 13, 2012

Suspected hantavirus case in the Adirondacks

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“Hikers are messy. They leave scraps of food around,” he said. “CDC has guidelines for preventive measures.”

Symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome include “high fever, muscle aches, cough and headache. After several days, respiratory problems worsen rapidly. The lungs may fill with fluid, and victims may die of respiratory failure or shock,” according to state DOH reports online.

Email Kim Smith Dedam: 

kdedam@pressrepublican.com

TO LEARN MORE Information about hantavirus is available at: www.co.essex.ny.us/PublicHealth http://tinyurl.com/9m9ah8a http://tinyurl.com/8qo75uh

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