SALT LAKE CITY — Two very different families, one
in Salt Lake County and the other in Millard County, are
looking for answers after their relatives died suddenly in
the last month.
Both families have been told that hantavirus, a rare
but potentially deadly virus contracted from mouse
droppings, could be to blame. Officials with the Utah
Department of Health said Tuesday that lab results have
been sent. But the family of Norma Martina Aguirre de
Sánchez, 47, remains unsure.
The Delta family has a death certificate that lists the
word “pending” as the cause of Sandhez’s May 2 death at
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.