Montgomery County health officials have confirmed that a woman has tested positive for Hantavirus. The woman was infected while cleaning out a home on the 1100 block of Slash Pines Road. The home was being featured on a reality show about hoarding.
Hantavirus is an airborne virus contracted by only breathing it from dried rodent urine and feces. It cannot be transmitted by or from people.
Five of the 29 people involved in cleaning the home have been identified. The home which has been quarantined has been taped off and residents that live in close proximity to the home have been told of the woman’s diagnosis.
Symptoms mimic the flu: headaches, fever, and body aches.
A Hantavirus outbreak was recently documented at Yosemite National Park with eight confirmed cases and three deaths.
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