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Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms death of young girl from hantavirus





A young member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota died from the hantavirus, the Associated Press reports.

The girl was reported to be under 10 years of age. She was the first known case of the hantavirus on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

A hantavirus outbreak in 1993 affected the Navajo Nation.

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Hantavirus death confirmed on Pine Ridge (AP 6/4)