Hantavirus kills Eagle County man

Hantavirus kills Eagle County man
Local News

By randy wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — A 41-year-old man had lived in Eagle County only two months before hantavirus killed him. Manuel Hernandez was from Mexico, and had moved here on a work visa. His death makes him Eagle County’s first case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome since 2005, said Jennifer Ludwig, Eagle County’s public health director. Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said Hernandez’ manner of death was natural. He died a couple weeks ago, Bettis said. The investigation took that long because the Centers for Disease Control requires two sets of lab results to confirm a hantavirus death. “Hantavirus causes death in approximately …

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