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pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a deadly
disease transmitted by
infected rodents through urine, droppings,
or saliva. Humans can contract the disease when they breathe
in aerosolized virus. HPS was first recognized in 1993 and
has since been identified throughout the United States. Although
rare, HPS is potentially deadly. Rodent control in and around
the home remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus
Hemorrhagic Fevers and Biowarfare/Bioterrorism For
information on viral hemorrhagic fevers as biological agents/diseases
please visit the Emergency
Preparedness and Response web site.