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.

Hantavirus positive finds map

Current Hantavirus Activity

2020 Hantavirus Positve Rodents
 Number of Positive Rodents to Date Date Found Community Area Rodent Species
1/22/2020  Bonsall  Deer Mouse 
3 1/22/2020  Bonsall  Deer Mouse 
2 1/9/2020 Santee Cactus Mouse
1 1/8/2020 Valley Center Cactus Mouse

Archived Hantavirus Information

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For More Information On
Hantavirus Or Other Vectors Contact:
(858) 694-2888  
vector@sdcounty.ca.gov