Man Dies of Hantavirus

The Washoe County Health District says a Washoe County man in his 20s has died of hantavirus. The district says the resident was likely exposed to rodent droppings and later hospitalized. District Health Officer Kevin Dick says the district was saddened to report the death. “While rare, this disease is very serious and a reminder for other residents to be very careful in areas where rodents, especially deer mice, are active.