Two Deer Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus in San Diego County

Two Deer Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus in San Diego County

Two deer mice collected last week during routine vector surveillance activities in Boulevard tested positive, the first detection of hantavirus in the region this year, county officials reported.

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Two deer mice collected during routine vector surveillance activities in Boulevard have tested positive for hantavirus, County environmental health officials said last week.

While this is the first detection of hantavirus in the region this year, the virus is not uncommon in San Diego County. In 2020, 25 rodents collected in routine monitoring by County Vector Control tested positive for hantavirus.

Source: San Diego County