Sunday, June 2, 2013

Fresno County woman dies from hantavirus

A Fresno County woman has died of hantavirus, a Fresno County public health official said Friday.

The woman likely came in contact with the virus while in Arizona and Utah, said David Luchini, assistant director of the Fresno County Department of Public Health.

“Based on the incubation period, we’re looking at exposure from outside the state,” Luchini said. The woman had been in state parks in the Sierra Nevada, but was already showing signs of illness at that time, he said.