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State reports second hantavirus case in a week


HELENA - A man released from a Dillon hospital earlier this week has tested positive for hantavirus but is expected to recover fully, state health officials said Friday.

It is the second reported hantavirus case in a week in Montana.

Department of Public Health and Human Services spokesman Ken Pekoc said the man, identified only as a Dillon resident in his 60s, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and stayed for five days before being released.

Early Friday, state health officials at the department's public health lab in Helena confirmed doctors' suspicions that the man had hantavirus,...

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