Village News - Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

Hantavirus confirmed in wild mouse; fifth case this year


Last updated 12/4/2008 at Noon

SAN DIEGO — County Vector Control confirmed last week that one wild deer mouse trapped during routine monitoring tested positive for Hantavirus. This is the fifth mouse this year that has tested positive for the virus.

Typically, the county confirms between two and eight cases per year. The mouse was found at the Dulin Road open space located at the intersection of State Route 76 and Interstate 15.

Hantavirus is carried by wild rodents, primarily deer mice. It is found in rodent droppings and urine and can be inhaled by humans when it becomes airborne.

The airborne virus can cause a ra...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021