Spring Cleaning Critter Prevention

Hantavirus, Rabies and tick-borne illnesses are all diseases that see a rise in the springtime due to the increased movement of animals, people and interaction between the two. The good news is that these illnesses are preventable. CCHD encourages people to review the information…

Hantavirus Prevention

In May, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed the first case of Hantavirus for 2016, in a Cascade County resident. Details of the case investigation suggest that the exposure may have occurred during the cleaning of a barn. This is one of…

Hantavirus CCHD Reminds Residents how to Protect Themselves

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) recently confirmed a case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in a Missoula County resident. Montana typically sees 1 to 2 cases a year. Montana has reported 39 cases since 1993, when the virus was first…

CCHD Reminds Residents how to Protect Themselves from Hantavirus

With the coming of spring weather, Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind residents about hantavirus. The deer mouse is the main carrier of hantavirus and is found in all parts of Montana, especially rural areas. Typically, one to five cases of this…

Take Steps to Prevent Hantavirus

As the weather grows warmer, many of us start working on those spring cleaning projects we’ve been planning all winter. These projects may take you into dusty, dark, little-used areas, and you may find yourself sharing that space with rodents! The sight of a…

CCHD Reminds Residents how to Protect Themselves from Hantavirus

With the recent tragedy regarding a young woman contracting Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind residents that there are steps they can take to protect themselves against infection from Hantavirus. “Our thoughts are with those who have…

Hantavirus

As the weather grows warmer, many of us start working on those spring cleaning projects we’ve been planning all winter. These projects may take you into dusty, dark, little-used areas, and you may find yourself sharing that space with rodents! The sight of a…

First Montana Hantavirus Case Reported for 2013

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed the first case of Hantavirus infection in a Montana resident in 2013. The individual is expected to make a full recovery. The resident of Deer Lodge county is believed to have come into…

Second Case of Hantavirus in Cascade County

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed a second case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in a Cascade County resident for 2012. This will be the fourth confirmed case in Montana so far this year.  Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) strongly urges…

Protect Yourself From Hantavirus

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed a case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in a Cascade County resident. This case is one of 34 HPS cases reported in Montant since 1993. Montana typically sees 1 to 2 cases a year with…