3 JULY 1998; U.S.: DISEASE (HANTAVIRUSES) As of June 22, 1998, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has confirmed a total of 185 cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in 29 states. Four cases with onset in 1998 have been confirmed so far. Updated Statistics: N=185 81 (44%) died Male: 113 (61%) White: 140 (76%) American Indian: 39 (21%) Black: 5 Asian: 1 Hispanic: 21 (11%) Mean Age: 37 [11-69]"--Joni Young gzc8@cdc.gov ON ProMED http://www.healthnet.org/programs/promed.html

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