Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with a hantavirus. Since 1993, some 700 cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome have been reported in the United States, with 36 percent resulting in death.

State Public Health Veterinarian for the New Mexico Department of Health, Dr. Paul Ettestad joined me on the show to discuss the ins-and-outs of hantavirus. This interview was originally recorded in late 2014.

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Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse)

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