UM Student Recovering From Hantavirus Infection - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

UM Student Recovering From Hantavirus Infection

Posted: Updated:

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 20-year-old University of Montana student is recovering from a hantavirus infection that left him hospitalized for nine days.

Antonio Morsette of Rocky Boy said he began suffering intense headaches on March 5. He said his eyes hurt, he had hot and cold flashes and was easily fatigued. He went to the hospital on March 10 and was admitted the next day when his temperature reached 103 degrees and he struggled to breathe.

He spent three days in a medically induced coma and two more days on a breathing tube. He was released on March 20.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were still investigating, but Morsette said they told him he likely contracted the respiratory infection while using power washers at the recycling center on campus.

Mice shed the virus in their urine, droppings and saliva.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

    Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:42:29 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:44:32 GMT

     Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

     Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

  • 67th Annual Native American Indian Days

    67th Annual Native American Indian Days

    Saturday, July 14 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-07-14 22:38:10 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-07-14 22:38:10 GMT
    The 67th Annual Native American Indian Days are one of the largest gatherings of the United States and Canadian tribes, hundreds came together to celebrate their culture. The celebration in Browning always happens the second week in July for four days of authentic Blackfeet traditions. Such as pow-wow dancing, stick games, horse relay races, and the crowning of a new Miss Blackfeet. If you didn't make it today, there's still time to participate. The event will wrap up Sunday for more...
    The 67th Annual Native American Indian Days are one of the largest gatherings of the United States and Canadian tribes, hundreds came together to celebrate their culture. The celebration in Browning always happens the second week in July for four days of authentic Blackfeet traditions. Such as pow-wow dancing, stick games, horse relay races, and the crowning of a new Miss Blackfeet. If you didn't make it today, there's still time to participate. The event will wrap up Sunday for more...
  • Former teacher may have probation revoked on sex offense charge

    Former teacher may have probation revoked on sex offense charge

    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:19:56 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:19:56 GMT

    According to published reports, Converse County prosecutors allege Katie Marcus, who pleaded guilty in 2016 to a 2013 a sex crime, has repeatedly violated terms of her probation. 

    According to published reports, Converse County prosecutors allege Katie Marcus, who pleaded guilty in 2016 to a 2013 a sex crime, has repeatedly violated terms of her probation. 

  • Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

    Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:21:37 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:24:22 GMT

    The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

    The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

  • Owner of burned truck surprised by incident

    Owner of burned truck surprised by incident

    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:32:53 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:32:53 GMT

    Cody Jackson, the owner of a pick up truck that caught on fire on I-90 going westbound toward Laurel Friday, July 13th, says he was taken completely by surprise by the incident. 

    Cody Jackson, the owner of a pick up truck that caught on fire on I-90 going westbound toward Laurel Friday, July 13th, says he was taken completely by surprise by the incident. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

    Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:21:37 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:24:22 GMT

    The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

    The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

  • Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

    Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:42:29 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:44:32 GMT

     Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

     Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

  • Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

    Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:39:02 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:39:02 GMT

    According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

    According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

  • Bands travel across country to perform in Butte

    Bands travel across country to perform in Butte

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:06:43 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:11:10 GMT

    In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

    In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.