About 27 months after the onset of her symptoms, a woman about 27 years old died of a rodent-transmitted disease. In early February, Kiley Lane of Aztec, New Mexico, tested positive for hantavirus, a very rare and serious disease transmitted to humans through contact with the urine or feces of infected rodents
"She wanted one month ago to Costa Rica with a group of friends, and enjoy a fun week, now she can not even do anything on her own, "said Lane's mother Julie Barron to CBS subsidiary KRQE.
Barron says she has no idea
Lane was treated at the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) with an "ECMO machine" that is for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support or temporarily replace cardiac and pulmonary function , UNMH doctors previously said that KRQE can bring people back to life through the circulation of blood through their bodies.
But earlier this week, Lane's family announced on a YouCaring site that should help with medical costs that the treatment did not work.
"Kiley Rianna Terrell Lane left this world and peacefully joined her Heavenly Father on April 1
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in January 2017, a total of 728 cases of hantavirus infections were reported in the United States, including 248 deaths in the last 25 years.
Most cases occur in the West, especially in Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, where the deer mouse is a common carrier.
Early symptoms Hantavirus infections include fatigue, fever and muscle aches, especially in the large muscle groups of the thighs, hips, back and shoulders. Some people may also experience headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Four to ten days after the initial phase, other symptoms occur, including coughing and shortness of breath. One survivor described the feeling of a "tight band around my chest and a pillow over my face" as the lungs fill with fluid, according to CDC.
Lane's family hope, which shares its story, will encourage more research and funding to find a cure and treatment for hantavirus
"Please share Kiley's story with others," they wrote on the fundraising page. "Ask Hantavirus Questions Continue the dialogue about this terrible virus, which is feared to be widespread, and if a person is tested early and avoids the pain and agony that Kiley suffered, it will positive for life. "