Hantavirus Diagnosis Overturned - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/30/03

Hantavirus Diagnosis Overturned

Earlier this month, preliminary testing of a Lubbock woman came back positive for the Hantavirus. Now the Texas Health Department in Austin says that wasn't the case.

Hantavirus is a potentially deadly disease that can be inhaled through aerolized mouse droppings. The woman told doctors that she had come into contact with such droppings, and became ill days later.

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The Lubbock Health Department says these latest tests are conclusive, and the woman has since recovered.

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