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Be aware of hantavirus when spring cleaning

Although mice carry the hantavirus all year, this is the start of the season when humans typically begin activities that put them at risk of being exposed to the hantavirus. Spring cleaning activities, such as opening up closed buildings that have been unused overwinter, often provide habitats for deer mice and become sites for human […]

 
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Mono County update on summer diseases

– Press release from Mono County Health Department Avoid “All Creatures Great and Small”!* *mice, ticks, fleas, squirrels, chipmunks, and mosquitoes – and of course – bears! It has been an interesting summer so far in Mono County, and we are not talking about the weather or smoke. Here is a quick rundown, with links […]

 
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The season for hantavirus risks

(Press Release – Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson) Although mice carry the hantavirus all year, this is the start of the season when humans typically begin activities that put them at risk of being exposed to the hantavirus. Spring cleaning activities, such as opening up closed buildings that have been unused overwinter, often provide […]

 
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A case for awareness

As we had reported, Jordan Herbst, 14, of Bishop contracted and then survived hantavirus this summer. His dramatic story highlights the need for awareness and caution about the disease. Jordan’s mother, Katharine Allen hopes awareness is one of the benefits that will come out of her son’s ordeal. Ms. Allen thought her son may have […]

 
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Sacramento Bee covers story of Bishop teen

On Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee featured an article about 14-year-old Jordan Herbst of Bishop who contracted hantavirus and nearly died. The story tells how he was flown out of Northern Inyo Hospital to Renown Medical Center in Reno and then to UC Davis Children’s Hospital in the Sacramento area where special equipment saved his life. […]

 
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Inyo resident appears to suffer from hantavirus

Hantavirus Infects Inyo County Resident August 19, 2013 Dr. Rick Johnson, Public Health Officer for Inyo County, announced today that a local resident of Inyo County has been hospitalized with a clinical picture that is highly suspect of being caused by hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS). Particularly during these summer months, hantavirus needs to be considered […]

 
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Third death from hantavirus linked to Yosemite

Third death from hantavirus linked to Yosemite

Thursday, news reports said that health officials confirmed a third hantavirus death linked to Yosemite National Park.  Reports only said the West Virginia person who died had visited Yosemite this summer.  As a result, Yosemite National Park has reportedly warned some 12,000 people who visited the popular Curry Village.  Following is the latest press release […]

 
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Think Hantavirus

It’s Hantavirus Season! (From Inyo-Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson) The signs of spring are all around us, and many people are eager to begin spring cleaning of their garages, sheds, barns, or decide to make that 1st trip of the season to the cabin. It is important that people know what steps they can […]

 
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