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By Gig Conaughton
San Diego County Communications Office 

3 wild mice test positive for hantavirus

 

Last updated 3/4/2020 at 12:15am

San Diego County officials remind people they should never sweep or vacuum up after rodents if they find them in living spaces and instead use "wet-cleaning" methods.

Three wild mice collected in routine monitoring in Carlsbad have tested positive for hantavirus, prompting San Diego County officials to remind people they should never sweep or vacuum up after rodents if they find them in living spaces.

County officials said it was important for people to remember to use "wet-cleaning" methods instead of sweeping or vacuuming if they find evidence of rodents in homes, sheds, garages, cabins or other living spaces.

Hantavirus is potentially deadly, and people are exposed to it when the virus, shed by wild rodents in urine, feces and saliva, dries and stirr...



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