Hantavirus Detections in San Diego County


Hantavirus is a rare, and potentially fatal airborne disease that humans catch from infected rodents, particularly Harvest and Deer mice. The infection occurs when airborne virus particles from rodent droppings are inhaled. The virus does not spread from person to person.


2016 Hantavirus Positive Rodents

2016 Activity
 Number of Positive Rodents to Date Date Found Community Area Rodent Species
3 02/25/2016 Carlsbad Western Harvest Mouse
2 02/03/2016 Escondido  Western Harvest Mouse
1 02/02/2016 San Diego Western Harvest Mouse

Archived Hantavirus Information

Last Updated: March 02, 2016

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