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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Two cases of Hantavirus have been confirmed in the province of Salta

In Argentina, in the town of Oran, local health authorities said that two cases of hantavirus have been confirmed after tests, measures are being taken to control the cases and any future risk of disease

July 29, 2017
La Capital.com.ar
July 28, 2017
El Tribuno.info, Informate Salta

Outbreak of hantavirus infections kills three in Washington state

Five people have been stricken with the rare, rodent-borne hantavirus illness in Washington state since February, three of whom have died, in the state`s worst outbreak of the disease in at least 18 years, public health officials reported. The three fatal cases also mark the highest death toll from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Washington state during a single year since the respiratory ailment was first identified in the "Four Corners" region of the U.S. Southwest in 1993

July 7, 2017
Reuters, Fox News, NBC

Communicable diseases

Brazil risks rodent-borne Hantavirus rise due to sugarcane, climate change: scientists

The risk of being infected by Hantavirus could jump in Brazil`s Sao Paulo state as climate change sends temperatures higher and farmers grow more sugarcane, said scientists. More effective health education and pest control could help cut the risk of the disease in the area, along with forest restoration and better land use. The virus, which can be inhaled or caught via contact with rodent droppings or urine, causes Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome which is fatal in more than half of cases

July 20, 2017
July 21, 2017
International Business Times