Hantavirus, Mice and Flashbacks to 1993

Hantavirus, Mice and Flashbacks to 1993

The recent news of hantavirus at Yosemite National Park being spread through deer mice droppings took me back to 1993 when I was living on the Navajo Reservation in Window Rock. That spring and summer the reservation was the hit with a high number of victims, ranging in age from 13 to 85, with 60% dying from the disease.  I recall my dismay as I learned of the link between mice and the mysterious virus.  I had just moved into a rental home that was being overrun with mice. [Read more…]