Bachleda, F. Lynne
January 2001
Dangerous Wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic;2001, p250
This article presents information on hantavirus. The hantavirus leads to Hanta Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a disease that can be fatal and is most commonly associated with the southwestern U.S. Symptoms of HPS include fever, fatigue and muscle aches during the early stage. The incubation period from contraction to symptoms is unclear because there have been so few cases to study. As yet there is no specific treatment or cure for hantavirus infection. However, if the infected individuals are recognized early and are taken to an intensive care unit, some patients may do better.


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