Hantavirus in Canada and Germany

Aug 11, 2010 | healthmap | Outbreak News

Saskatchewan reported its first case of Hantavirus since 2008. Hantavirus is carried by rodents, causes flu-like symptoms, and progresses to fatal lung infection in roughly one third of cases. Germany has seen a dramatic increase in Hantavirus infections this year, with 736 cases this year in Baden-Württemberg (over 100 times the number of cases last year).

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