Sumary of Michigan confirms first human hantavirus case:
- Health officials say cannot be transmitted from person-to-person, is typically passed to patients when they breathe in air contaminated with the virus through rodent droppings..
- The confirmed case under investigation by county and state health officials involved a woman in Washtenaw County, “recently hospitalized with a serious pulmonary illness from Sin Nombre hantavirus,”.
- Michigan officials explained hantavirus was first tied to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in sick patients in southwest U.S..
- “We can prevent and reduce the risk of hantavirus infection by taking precautions and being alert to the possibility of it,”…