Navigation Links
Hantavirus Warning Issued In British Columbia

Health officials have warned the residents of British Columbia to be cautious about spring-cleaning in areas that are infested by deer mice, after reports were conformed on the death of a 14-year-old boy and a Washington state woman who died from hantavirus. //

Reports have said that the 14-year-old, Naramata-area boy, who was previously healthy, began feeling ill two weeks ago, He was initially hospitalised for respiratory distress in the south-central British Columbia town on 11th of June. He was then transferred to British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver, where he died Friday. He was the fifth resident of the province in about a decade to die of Hantavirus that is transmitted mostly by deer mouse droppings.

The British Columbia Center had issued a warning for Disease Control after Sara M. Shields-Priddy, 44, who resided north of Lynden, Wash., near the international border also died of Hantavirus on March 22. The health officials have explained that the risk of Hantavirus usually rises when the dried mouse droppings are stirred into the air during spring-cleaning, especially in rural cabins, barns, and garages and are inhaled.

Health Officer of the Whatcom County Greg Stern explained that Shields-Priddy had a long history of exposure to rat droppings and debris in a storage area, and that the boy who died also lived in an area known to be infested with deer & mouse droppings.

It was reported that in May, a 49-year-old eastern Idaho man had died from Hantavirus, which prompted the officials at the Idaho's Central Health District to issue a Hantavirus warning. It was said that since 1978 there have been 21 cases of Hantavirus diagnosed in Idaho of which seven were fatal.

Officials with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have issued warnings that the environmental conditions this year could increase the risk of human exposure to Hantavirus.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Reports of Hantavirus infection in India raise concerns
2. Hantavirus Scare Grips U.S
3. Increased Risk of Hantavirus Forecast for U.S. Southwest
4. Surat Declared Free of Hantavirus
5. Early Warning System For Breast Cancer
6. Warning on radiowave exposure
7. A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning
8. Blood Pressure An Early Warning Sign Of Alzheimer’s Disease
9. Early Warning Signs Of Heart Disease
10. Warning Issued by FDA on consumption of the drug Tysabri used to treat Multiple Sclerosis
11. Warning issued by FDA over "Liqiang 4 Capsules"
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... associated with discovery of thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and ... the case of William and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 ... ... a certificate in intellectual property (IP) to its specialty academic programs. , Answering ... joins the college’s existing certificate programs in health law, and environmental and land ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes and USA Medical Card will ... country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered with the leading provider of free ... military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and EMS professionals across the country, and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Cardiac arrhythmia is a common complication ... patient survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers in the largest study of ... of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide critical information that will hopefully lead to ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Hampshire (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech ... are designed, engineered, and manufactured in Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With ... provide reliable monitoring solutions trusted by government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... AMSTERDAM , May 24, 2016 ... auf den Markt gebracht, die es Ärzten erlaubt, ... überall zu behandeln: MDLinking kombiniert Live Streaming mit ... sicheren Umfeld zu kommunizieren. Mediziner in Europa, Afrika, ... haben sich bereits für die Plattform registriert. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)...   , Study met ... bowel cleansing and superiority in , ... of the ascending colon   ... Norgine B.V. today announced new positive data from the phase ... preparation) versus standard 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , May 24, 2016  NxStage ... medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, today ... Officer, plans to participate in the following schedule of ... will be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com/ . ... Jefferies Healthcare Conference NY, NY           Friday, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: