2nd hantavirus case confirmed in Coconino County - New York News

2nd hantavirus case confirmed in Coconino County

Posted: Updated:

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a second Coconino County resident has been diagnosed with hantavirus, but the woman is recovering.

Health officials said Wednesday that the woman lives in the county's southwestern area but didn't release her name, age or city where she resides.

County Public Health Services District officials say they're investigating where the woman contracted hantavirus, which is spread by infected rodent droppings.

Authorities say a Flagstaff woman died last month from complications of hantavirus.

Her name wasn't released.

Hantavirus is transmitted to people that come into contact with or breathe infected urine, droppings and-or saliva of wild mice, primarily deer mice.

The virus isn't spread from person to person.

Health officials say there have now been 23 confirmed hantavirus cases in Arizona since 2006 and 11 of those victims died.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:47:23 GMT
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
  • Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:36:50 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
  • NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 teens

    NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 children

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:25:35 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices