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Hantavirus Disease in the Four Corners: Information for Medical Providers


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Hantavirus Disease in the Four Corners: Information for Medical Providers


Learn how to diagnose, treat and report hantavirus in the Four Corners Region

This training video was developed in partnership with Navajo Nation, Indian Health Services, and the Arizona and New Mexico Departments of Health. It provides an overview of hantavirus disease for clinicians and healthcare providers in the Four Corners region of the U.S., where incidence of hantavirus is high, compared to the rest of the country. It describes the clinical presentation and epidemiology of hantavirus in the Four Corners region and provides methods for diagnostic testing and options for treatment.





What you will learn

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Describe at least three risk factors of Hantavirus disease.
  • Describe one pathogenic species for each of the two groups of Hantaviruses.
  • List the counties reporting Hantavirus cases in the Four Corners region, from 1993-2016.
  • Describe the peak season for Hantavirus cases in the Four Corners region.
  • Describe the two stages of the acute course of Hantavirus disease.
  • Describe at least two methods for diagnosing a patient with Hantavirus disease.
  • Provide at least two reasons for using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the treatment of Hantavirus disease.
  • Describe the patient information required for reporting Hantavirus to public health authorities in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Describe my role, responsibilities, and scope of practice as a team member when diagnosing and treating patients with Hantavirus disease.

This activity provides 0.3 contact hours.

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