Developing: Second death caused by hantavirus in Sask. this year

By paNOW Staff
August 5, 2014 - 12:09pm

The province continues to caution people to protect themselves from hantavirus after the virus was confirmed to be responsible for a second death this year.

Saskatchewan Health confirmed Tuesday morning that a second death from hantavirus had been reported in northern Saskatchewan recently, and four cases of hantavirus had been reported so far this year.

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome causes fever, muscle aches, cough, headaches, nausea and vomiting. It is transmitted by breathing in particles from the droppings, urine and saliva of infected deer mice.

In June, the province confirmed the first death caused by hantavirus. News Talk Radio confirmed it was a young mother of two.

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