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A 40 year old woman suffering from body aches, fever, weakness, cough, inability to urinate, and shortness of breath was given antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection. She continued to deteriorate and was readmitted two days later and died several days after that. She died from hantavirus which is caused by repeated exposure to mouse droppings. The death rate from the disease is 45%.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Staten Island Advance
About: Woman dies from Hantavirus misdiagnosed as urinary tract infection
Date: 3 May 2004
Source: Staten Island Advance
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