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.


2017 Hantavirus Positive Rodents

2017 Activity
 Number of Positive Rodents to Date Date Found Community Area Rodent Species
12 11/14/2017 Potrero Deer Mouse
11 11/14/2017 San Diego Western Harvest Mouse
10 11/09/2017 San Diego  Western Harvest Mouse
9 10/31/2017 San Marcos Western Harvest Mouse
8 10/17/2017 Escondido Western Harvest Mouse
7 08/23/2017 San Diego Western Harvest Mouse
6 08/08/2017 San Marcos Western Harvest Mouse
5 07/18/2017 Escondido Western Harvest Mouse
4 06/20/2017 San Diego Western Harvest Mouse
3 01/13/2017 Jamul Deer Mouse
2 01/13/2017 Jamul Deer Mouse
1 01/13/2017 Jamul Deer Mouse

Archived Hantavirus Information

Last Updated: June 28, 2017

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