What Diseases Do Mice Carry?

Can you get sick from mice in house?

They can make you very sickWhile the common house mouse is not as dangerous to your health as a deer mouse, they can still spread disease, such as hantavirus, salmonellosis and listeria through their urine, droppings, saliva and nesting materials.

Do mice carry disease UK?

There is evidence of mild or subclinical hantavirus infections in some high risk occupational groups. HFRS is rare in the UK. The disease can be carried by voles, field mice and rats. It is generally spread via contact with urine, faeces or saliva from infected rodents.

What are the first symptoms of hantavirus?

Early symptoms include fatigue, fever and muscle aches, especially in the large muscle groups—thighs, hips, back, and sometimes shoulders. These symptoms are universal. There may also be headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

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