Montanans remonded to take precautions to avoid hantavirus infection this spring

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) reminds Montanans to be aware this spring about the risk of hantavirus.

Health officials say that hantavirus infection can occur during any month, but spring and summer months pose the highest risk for exposure as people clean cabins, outbuildings and campers or begin spring and summer recreation activities outdoors and come in contact with mouse and rat nesting materials.

“Before you start cleaning garages, sheds or dusting off your camping gear, it is important to look for evidence of rodents and take steps to protect yourself,” said...

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