MONTAUK - Officials say a rare virus has claimed the life of a Suffolk County man.

The Hantavirus is caused by inhaling bacteria found in rodent droppings.

Health officials are not releasing the man's name but reports say the victim is Dr. Dave Hartstein, a chiropractor from Montauk.

Fore more information on the dangerous Hantavirus, you can call the Suffolk Health Department at 631-853-3055.