Deadly Hantavirus Infects California Man
The viruses primarily spread when droppings, urine or saliva from infected rodents get kicked up into the air and inhaled, such as when sweeping a room to clean up mouse droppings.
Hantavirus Survivor’s Dad Questions Health Inspection Since Quarters Were Cleaned
A Citrus Heights father questions the integrity of an inspection for hantavirus at Bodie State Historic Park because, as his son Spencer lay in his room trying to recover from a fever ultimately found to be caused by the deadly hantavirus, his coworkers thoroughly scrubbed other rooms in his living quarters. That July 7 cleaning, Curtis Fry said, cleared out evidence that could have been helpful a few days later when the Mono County health officer, Dr. Rick Johnson, looked for areas where rodents frequently trafficked or congregated. (Anderson, 7/22)
Ventura County Star:
Deadly Hantavirus Can Strike Down Californians
A Citrus Heights man has been fighting for his life in the hospital after contracting hantavirus.His family suspects Spencer Fry, 22, caught the rare disease while working at Bodie State Historic Park in the Eastern Sierra, although the Mono County health officer has cleared buildings at the park for continued use. (7/21)