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Fifth Case Of Hantavirus Confirmed In New Mexico

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he New Mexico Department of Health says a 59-year-old woman from McKinley County is hospitalized at University Hospital in critical condition with the infection.

| August 5, 2011

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A fifth case of Hantavirus has been confirmed in New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health says a 59-year-old woman from McKinley County is hospitalized at University Hospital in critical condition with the infection.

Three people have died from Hantavirus in the state this year while a 39-year-old man from McKinley County has recovered from the infection, which is
transmitted through rodents feces, urine and saliva. People usually catch the infection by breathing in dust from areas of rodent infestations

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