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NEW WORLD HANTAVIRUS
HANTAVIRUS PULMONARY SYNDROME
In 1993, a previously unknown infectious disease agent was discovered by a
task force of scientists in New Mexico.
This disease agent occurs naturally throughout most of North and South America; it is airborne, and in the absence of prompt medical attention, its infections are usually fatal.
This disease is called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). It can affect anyone, but given some fundamental knowledge, it can also be very easy to prevent.