Hantavirus Surfaces in Silt

Apr 23rd @ 10:23 am in News by katymitchel

A Garfield County resident is officially the first confirmed case of hantavirus in the area since 2012. Symptoms include muscle aches, fatigue, high fever, dizziness, headaches, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain which can eventually lead to death. Public Health Officials say The virus is usually carried in by the deer mouse. Officials urge anyone cleaning out garages, or other areas with rodent droppings or urine, to not sweep the mess but rather pour a bleach and water mix over the affected area. Wear protective gloves and scoop up the mess with a paper towel. The first case of the mysterious disease started back in 1993 in the four corners region and there’s no vaccine