First Montana Hantavirus Death Reported for 2013
Health officials in Carbon and Gallatin counties confirmed two new cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) and the first HPS related death in Montana in 2013. A resident of Gallatin County in her twenties is the 10th person reported to have died in Montana due to the virus since 1993. The second case is in a male in his forties from Carbon County. Both persons appear to have recent rodent exposures.
Bed bugs are about 1/4 inch long, with reddish brown, oval, flattened bodies. They are easily mistaken
for ticks or roaches. They feed mostly at night on the blood of people and animals. Bed bugs may be found in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, dorm rooms and modes of transportation.