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Hantavirus

Hantavirus is a recently recognized disease of the lungs.It is usually spread by inhaling the virus, which is in the droppings, urine and saliva of infected rodents. This disease can lead to symptoms such as: difficulty breathing, fever, headaches, stomach problems, dizziness, and chills. It is caused by exposure to diseased rodents. If not properly treated and identified, Hantavirus can lead to death.

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