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Trapped Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus in San Diego County

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A harvest mouse trapped in an open space near Fairbanks Ranch tested positive for hantavirus, county health officials said Monday.

| June 29, 2010

SAN DIEGO — A harvest mouse trapped in an open space near Fairbanks Ranch tested positive for hantavirus, county health officials said Monday.

The mouse was found during routine monitoring.

The virus is carried by wild rodents, primarily deer mice and harvest mice. It can be inhaled by humans when it becomes airborne, particularly while cleaning rodent droppings and nesting materials, said Jack Miller, director of the county Department of Environmental Health..

Source: SignonSanDiego.com

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