WATSEKA — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported late Friday (5/11) afternoon that an Iroquois County resident has been diagnosed with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
The syndrome is a disease spread by rodents, according to the report.
The Iroquois County resident first showed symptoms in late April after cleaning out a structure where rodents were seen and was hospitalized in May with fever and shortness of breath.
The person is recovering after being released from the hospital.
Results of tests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be available next week.
According to a Department of Public Health press release, it marks the state's third case of the disease.