Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 3rd, 1996
The respiratory distress syndrome caused by the previously unknown hantavirus Sin Nombre virus (SNV) first made the news in the spring of 1993 when several otherwise healthy people living in the southwestern United States died. The syndrome was named hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).
"Transmission of hantaviruses to humans usually occurs via inhalation of aerosolized rodent excreta; person-to-person spread has never been conclusively demonstrated," researcher...
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