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DPHHS reminds Montanans to take precautions to avoid hantavirus this spring


May 8, 2019

For Immediate Release, May 2, 2019

Contact: Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936; Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (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.

“Although hantavirus infection can occur during any month, the risk of exposure is increased in the spring and summer as people clean cabins and sheds, and spend more tim...

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