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Canadian Man Dies from Hantavirus

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Gerhard Holmok, 45, died from the virus earlier this month in the Yukon Territory.

| January 31, 2013

Officials confirmed that Hantavirus was responsible for the death of Gerhard Holmok, 45, earlier this month. Holmok died suddenly Jan. 9 at the Whitehorse hospital.

Doctor Ronald Chapman, the Chief Medical Health officer for northern B.C., said the Atlin death is the most northerly case of Hantavirus ever diagnosed in the province.

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Source: CBC.ca

 

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