Is the hanta virus In utah?
The deadly lung disease hantavirus spread by rodents appears to be in Utah. Two individuals between the ages of 20 and 65 died in May 2012 from the virus confirming the first cases of the year and the first deaths caused by it since 2009. One person lived in Salt Lake County and the other lived in Millard County. Where exactly in the state hantavirus was contracted has yet to be discovered.
Symptoms of hantavirus include headache, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, shortness of breath, cough, chills, muscles, and a high fever.
Health professionals suggest spraying rodent droppings with a mixture of bleach and water before removing them. Gloves, a mask, and a disinfectant are must haves when cleaning a contaminated area a recommended second time. To prevent inhalation of the hantavirus never vacuum or sweep dropping infested areas.
A hantavirus-infected wild deer mouse was just recently discovered in north Escondido, California. No humans were sickened by it.