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Hantavirus-positive mouse found in San Diego County


Last updated 12/23/2020 at 1:49pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A western harvest mouse collected in routine monitoring in open space along the border of Santee and San Diego has tested

positive for hantavirus, San Diego County environmental health officials announced Wednesday.

County officials are reminding people that if they find rodents in their homes, garages, sheds or cabins they should never sweep up or vacuum up after them, but use "wet-cleaning" methods instead, to keep from breathing in the virus and getting sick.

Hantavirus can potentially cause deadly infections in people and there is no vaccine or cure. However, people ar...

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