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Hantavirus Death Reported in OK

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla_ The Oklahoma Health Department reports that a Texas County man has died from a disease carried by rodents.

It's called Hantavirus. It's particularly carried by deer mice in Oklahoma. They say Hantavirus is transmitted to humans by air that's contaminated by particles from rodent droppings, urine or saliva.

Early symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and coughing. The department warns residents to be very careful during spring cleaning of barns, vacant cabins and outbuildings.

This is the third Hantavirus death to be reported in the US.

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