The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jon Ebelt
DPHHS Public Information Officer 

DPHHS Confirms First Hantavirus Case for 2021

 

April 14, 2021



The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed that an adult male from Richland County has been diagnosed with hantavirus infection.

The individual acquired the illness while working out of state where there was an occupational exposure to mice. The individual was hospitalized but is now in the process of recovering at home.

DPHHS and local public health agencies remind Montanans and visitors to the state to be aware of the risk of hantavirus and to take precautions to avoid exposures to rodents, their droppings and nests. This is Montana’s first hantavirus case...



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