HANTAVIRUS Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Data
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a severe respiratory illness that can be deadly. It is caused by the Sin Nombre virus, one of a family of viruses that is found worldwide. It can be 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 infection.
Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: Information for New Mexico Physicians and Health Care Workers
Manual for Investigation and Control of Communicable Diseases in New Mexico, 2008: Hantavirus chapter
Hantavirus Prevention Pamplet
Frequently Asked Questions About Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome:
FAQ - English
Preguntas frecuentes acerca de Síndrome Pulmonar por Hantavirus
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome - U.S. Cases
(THROUGH FEBRUARY, 2013 - latest CDC data)
- As of February 2013, a total of 617 cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome had been reported in the United States, from 34 states
- The mean age of confirmed case patients is 37 years (range: 6 to 83 years)
- The case fatality rate in the United States is 36%
Hantavirus Activity in New Mexico
Map of Human Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in New Mexico, 2013
- There has been one reported case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in New Mexico in 2013 (see press release of 04/19/2013).
- New Mexico had one case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in 2012; this case was fatal.
- There were five cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in 2011, three of which were fatal.
- New Mexico has reported a total of 91 Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome cases with 37 deaths since 1975.
New Mexico Hantavirus Case Data
1975 through 2012
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Cases by County
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome New Mexico by Year and Month
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome New Mexico Patient Demographics