Hantaviruses

Hantavirus 
(Hantaviruses, Hantavirus, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, HPS) 

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) 

Hantavirus pulmonary (relating to the lungs) syndrome (HPS) is an infectious disease that can cause death. It spreads to people by rodents, such as rats and mice. Refer to the Information section for questions and answers on history, symptoms, and prevention. 

Information and Resources 

  • Pamphlet       
    Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Pamphlet. 

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome 
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
    All About Hantavirus; Research and Resources; Fact Sheet; Preventing Hantavirus Disease

  • Hantavirus.net 
    An online information network about Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome 
    Affects, history, questions, and prevention. 

 

 

Statistics

County 

Cases 

Angelina 

Castro 

Crosby 

Deaf Smith 

El Paso* 

Gaines 

Hale 

Harris* 

Hidalgo 

Hockley 

Howard 

Hunt 

Jefferson 

Kleberg 

Lubbock 

Matagorda 

Orange 

Parmer 

Potter 

Randall** 

Sherman 

Tarrant* 

Taylor 

Travis* 

Total 

38 

*One or more cases had an out-of-state exposure 

**One or more cases had an unknown exposure 

 

 

Reported Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome by County of Report, Texas, 1993-2013