Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a disease that comes from contact with infected rodents or their urine, droppings or saliva. The HPS infection cannot be transmitted from one person to another. HPS is potentially deadly. There is no specific treatment for HPS, and there is no cure. But early diagnosis and treatment in an intensive care unit may improve a person's chances of recovery.