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Girl dies from disease carried by rats on Pine Ridge in South Dakota

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The president of the Oglala Sioux tribe says Monday a young tribal member recently died from an illness caused by a virus that's carried by rats.

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Pine Ridge Indian Health Service administrators told tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele that the girl, who was 10 or younger, died from hantavirus.

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