My Website Updates: First Case of Hantavirus Reported in New Mexico in 2024

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the first case of hantavirus in 2024, with a man in San Juan County being hospitalized and now recovering at home. Hantavirus is a potentially deadly virus that is primarily carried by deer mice, commonly found in droppings and urine.

Symptoms of hantavirus typically occur within one to six weeks after exposure, including fever, muscle aches, and respiratory issues. The virus can be transmitted to humans through contact with infected rodents or their waste.

This latest case serves as a reminder for residents to take precautions when cleaning up areas where mice may have been present. This includes wearing protective gear such as masks and gloves, as well as ventilating the area before cleaning.

The Department of Health urges residents to be vigilant and seek medical attention if they experience any symptoms of hantavirus. Early detection and treatment can help prevent the virus from becoming more severe.

Stay tuned to Bio Prep Watch for more updates on hantavirus and other infectious diseases affecting our communities.

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