Do Baby Mice Carry Diseases

It depends on the environment and what the mouse inherits, like the hantavirus. Not all baby mice necessarily have diseases.

As cute and adorable as they may look, these rodent species carry serious diseases with them and can be transferred in several ways when people come in contact with the feces, urine, and salvia. Being around mice or for that matter rats may have negative consequences even if the contact was not direct. This is because soils and substances that have been in direct contact with feces, urine, or feces can be stirred up and can transfer – via what are called – airborne transmission where the particles of these substances can travel by air and get transferred through inhalation.

If you see live mice, contact a reputable mouse control service, Mouse Control. 

Hantavirus dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, the public is erroneously coining it as a new disease. Hantavirus is not a novel disease, nor does it spread from human to human. Despite that, the contraction of the Hantavirus is an extremely rare occurrence it did lead to people suffering from Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. A disease characterized by fever, chills, headache, or muscle pain in its initial stages.

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If you see a mouse in the wild, the best thing to do is to stay away from it

As time goes by, the disease worsens and becomes harder to breathe. The virus is mostly carried by Deer Mice and is prevalent in North and South America. Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome is a group of clinically similar illnesses caused by a family of the Hantavirus. The virus is primarily found in parts of East Asia in countries such as China, Russia, and the Koreas. People can get infected by the virus through the aerosolized transmission of the feces, urine, and salvia from the exposure of infected rodents. Mice who carry this virus are the striped field mice. When somebody has the Hemorrhagic

Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFS) symptoms might not even show until two weeks after. Initially, symptoms begin suddenly and include intense headaches, back, and abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, and blurred vision. Certain people may experience may have flushing of the face, inflammation or redness of the eyes, or a rash. Later symptoms can include low blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure, which can cause severe fluid overload. Among other illnesses that rodents are known to carry according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are the Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic Chorio Mengitis (LCM), Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever, The Plague, Rat Bite Fever, Salmonellosis, and South-American Arena Viruses.

Even though the list of diseases by mice and rodents, in general, might be exhaustive, the rule of thumb is just to simply stay away from all sorts of wildlife and pests altogether as the majority not only carries one disease but many at the same time. If you spot mice or rats, do not hesitate and contact Mouse Control!

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