News Releases

May 10, 2016

Take Precautions When Cleaning During Peak Hantavirus Months

As summer approaches and people begin cleaning cabins, sheds, old cars, barns and other types of storage buildings, El Paso County Public Health urges residents to prevent potential exposure to Hantavirus by avoiding contact with rodents and inhaling dust that might be contaminated with rodent saliva, urine, or droppings.