The Mesa County Health Department said a child who lives in the county is being treated for hantavirus.
The boy was transported to Denver over the weekend for treatment, according to a release from the county.
Hantavirus is a rodent-borne illness mainly carried by deer mice in Colorado and other Four-Corner states. It can be deadly
Jennfier House, a veterinarian for the Colorado Department of Public Health, said the virus can make people extremely sick and kills over a third of people who get it.