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This photograph depicts two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health officials securing a containment suit before the suited scientist began a hantavirus field study, which was conducted after the onset of a viral outbreak. In the United States, it is the North American deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, that is the primary reservoir of the hantavirus, which causes hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) .
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