Hantavirus Clinical Information


Symptoms Of Hantavirus

When infection occurs, symptoms may appear 1 to 6 weeks after exposure to rodents or their droppings. Beginning symptoms include:

  • Severe muscle aches
  • Chills and fever
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing or coughing
  • Respiratory problems or failure
  • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
  • Low blood pressure

People experiencing these symptoms should contact their doctor immediately.

CDC Information on Hantavirus Symptoms 




There is no treatment or vaccine for hantavirus.  Medical care can help reduce the symptoms while the infected person is recovering.  


CDC Information on Hantavirus Treatment