BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says a woman in the northeastern part of the state has died from hantavirus disease.

Officials didn't identify the victim of the disease that's spread by rodents. People can become infected when they come in contact with rodent urine or droppings.

It's not common — the last reported case in North Dakota was in 2016, and there have been only 16 cases reported to the Health Department since 1993, when the virus was first recognized in the U.S. In half of those cases the victim died.