Rodent Disease http://wamc.org en Tests Confirm NY Professor Contracted Hantavirus http://wamc.org/post/tests-confirm-ny-professor-contracted-hantavirus <p>Lab tests have confirmed that a New York professor contracted the potentially deadly hantavirus during a hiking trip in the Adirondacks.<br><br>A spokeswoman for Stony Brook University on Long Island said Monday the results were confirmed late last week. Doctors suspected the university professor contracted the disease after an August camping trip.<br><br>The professor has since recovered.<br> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 50355 at http://wamc.org New York State Probes Case of Hantavirus in Adirondacks http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-probes-case-hantavirus-adirondacks <p>Health officials are investigating a case of the potentially deadly hantavirus. It was contracted by a Long Island man bitten by a mouse while camping in the Adirondacks.<br><br>Doctors treating Michael Vaughan of Stony Brook said preliminary tests indicated he contracted the viral illness. Samples have since been sent to state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for confirmation. Results are expected next week.<br> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 49755 at http://wamc.org