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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, or HPS, is caused by a virus found in rodent excretions or other bodily fluids that can be breathed in or absorbed through broken skin. The result is a serious condition in which one of three reported cases has been fatal. This podcast details the initial symptoms of HPS, and provides instructions on what to do if you think you've been exposed. Created: 1/14/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 1/14/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.

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