ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Health says a Cibola County man has died from Hantavirus.
According to the Department of Health, this is the second Hantavirus death this year. Officials say an investigation will be conducted at the man’s home.
Hantavirus is a deadly disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva. People can contract the disease when they breathe in the virus. The deer mouse is the main carrier for the Sin Nombre virus which is the Hantavirus strain found in New Mexico.
Symptoms of Hantavirus include:
- Muscle aches
- Abdominal Pain
If you are experiencing these symptoms seek medical attention.