What you need to know about Hantavirusby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The South Dakota health department is warning residents about the spread of the potentially fatal Hantavirus.
As fall temperatures drop, the carriers of the disease - mice - migrate indoors seeking food, warmth, and shelter. The majority of the reported infections have been traced back to the deer mice found at Yosemite National Park in California.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer discusses what precautions Minnesotans should take with State Public Health Veterinarian Joni Scheftel.
- Morning Edition, 09/18/2012, 6:53 a.m.