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Hantavirus Underlying Cause

The Hantavirus causes damage to the blood vessels that supply the lungs. This leads to lung swelling, which reduces the passage of oxygen from the air, into the bloodstream.

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Last Updated: Sep 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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