N.D. health department cautions residents on hantavirus

06/1/2011 | Jamestown Sun (N.D.)

The North Dakota Department of Health says people who are cleaning out cabins or other buildings that had been closed during the winter should take precautions against contracting hantavirus, a disease that can be transmitted through bites, urine or fecal droppings of infected mice. "Hantavirus infection has been associated with cleaning or occupying previously vacant cabins or other dwellings," said Michelle Feist, epidemiologist with the Department of Health's Division of Disease Control. "It's important to take precautions while cleaning buildings infested with rodents."

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