A New Mexico mother who developed a rare rodent-transmitted disease died two months after her diagnosis
Kiley Lane, 27, went to San on January 13 with a medical condition Juan Regional Medical Center at Farmington The first thought was the flu, according to the Farmington Daily Times.
Lane returned the next day as her symptoms worsened. She was released after several hours of hospitalization, reported Jules Barron, Lanes & # 39; mother, the newspaper.
Lane showed no signs that it would get better, so she brought her family to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she was tested hantavirus on February 3. Doctors diagnosed her two days later.
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"One month ago she wanted to go to Costa Rica with a bunch of girlfriends and a fun week," Barron told KRQE-TV at the time. "Now she can not do anything on her own anymore."
Barron said she did not know how her daughter got the virus.
A person can infect hantavirus with rodents infected with the virus or urine, saliva and feces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hantavirus symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, dizziness and chills, the CDC said.
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"Kiley bravely fought a fight to survive a deadly virus for weeks," the article said. "This was a heartbreaking time, but your thoughts and prayers were consistently felt."
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