Indoor Air Quality & Hantavirus

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Hantavirus & Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

In May of 1993, an outbreak of an unexplained pulmonary illness occurred in the southwestern United States. Within a short period, investigators discovered that five young, healthy people had all died after acute respiratory failure. By November, the specific hantavirus that caused the outbreak was isolated. Since then, hantavirus outbreaks have occurred in a number of places across the U.S.