Hantavirus Detections in San Diego County

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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.


 

2014 Hantavirus Positive Cases

2014 Activity
 Number of Positive Results to Date Date Found Community Area Rodent Species
9 11/13/2014 Tijuana River Valley Western Harvest Mouse
8 10/23/2014 North Escondido Western Harvest Mouse
7 10/08/14 Fallbrook North American Deermouse
6 07/22/14 Bonsall California Mouse
5 03/05/14 Pala Western Harvest Mouse
4 02/05/14  Rancho Penasquitos Northern Baja Mouse
3 01/17/14 Sorrento Valley Northern Baja Mouse
2 01/15/14 North Escondido Northern Baja Mouse
1 01/03/14 Poway Western Harvest Mouse

Archived Hantavirus Information

Last Updated: November 18, 2014

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For More Information On
Hantavirus Or Other Vectors Contact:
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vector@sdcounty.ca.gov