2nd hantavirus death this year reported in New Mexico
July 14, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Department of Health officials have reported the second hantavirus death this year in the state.
They say a 53-year-old woman from McKinley County died while a 35-year-old woman in Lincoln County was hospitalized with hantavirus but has recovered.
State health officials say there have been five lab-confirmed cases of hantavirus in New Mexico this year.
In 2016, there were eight cases in the state with five fatalities.
Hantavirus is a severe respiratory disease in humans.
It is passed to humans by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva and can...