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Deer mice are known transmitters for Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Hantavirus is a virus carried by some rodents, including deer mice in Washington. Hantavirus can cause a rare but deadly disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). You can get HPS by breathing in rodent urine and droppings that contain HPS when stirred up in the air.

Mumps outbreak in King County

Public Health is investigating an emerging mumps outbreak in King County. Find out the latest details on our blog and listen to Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin respond to common questions.

The stages of norovirus infectionNorovirus facts

Norovirus outbreaks are common and the virus is very contagious. It may make you see sick for 1-3 days with sudden nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Learn how it spreads and how to prevent it.

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