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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor.

  • Have there been cases of hantavirus infections reported near my home or work environment?
  • What are the common surroundings that are prone to rodent exposure (alleys, dark closed rooms, shrubs farm spaces)?
  • Can pet mice and squirrels be infected?
  • What are the most common HPS symptoms that should alarm me to seek evaluation and treatment?
  • How many days does it take for symptoms of infection to become evident?
  • How can I prevent infection?

    This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

    Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018

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