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(KSL News) -- A University of Utah research team has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to study the ecology of hanta virus in mice.
Since 1993 there have been 344 cases of hantaviurs reported nationwide. Thirty eight percent of the cases were fatal.
Now researchers say the grant, worth more than one-point-eight million-dollars, will help them to predict how hantavirus spreads among deer mice. The results will then be used in other models, that assess the risk the virus will spread to humans.