Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an infectious disease characterized by flu-like symptoms that can progress faster to potentially life-threatening breathing problems.
Several types of hantaviruses can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. They’re carried by several types of rodents, especially the deer mouse. You become infected primarily by breathing air infected with this virus that are shed in rodent urine and droppings.
Due to treatment options being limited, the best protection against hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is to avoid rodents and their habitats.