Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hantavirus Outbreak Reportedly Infects Nearly a Thousand People in Germany So Far in 2010

Once again, we will have to suspend belief and trust the ol' Google Translate machine, because I cannot find any news reports of this story in any English newspapers. Therefore, if the Google Translate machine is believed, then there is an outbreak of hantavirus in Germany. Check the original page in German or the translated one.

Stuttgart / Pforzheim - infection with the hantavirus are mainly in Baden-W├╝rttemberg extremely soared into the air. Currently with 736 at the State Health Department reported diseases of the Southwest is by far ahead of all other provinces, followed by Bavaria with almost 200 cases. In the first six months of sick in the southwest, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) from Tuesday people especially in the Swabian Alb.

After the death of a young woman from the Pforzheimer Enzkreis in a hospital, the competent health authority is considering whether the virus was cause of death.

Source: Stuttgarter Zeitung

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