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
17  3/5/2020  Boulevard  Deer Mouse 
16 3/4/2020  Escondido  Deer Mouse 
15  2/27/2020  Julian  Deer Mouse 
14 2/21/2020 Lakeside Brush Mouse
13 2/20/2020 San Diego Western Harvest Mouse
12  2/11/2020  Carlsbad  Western Harvest Mouse 
11  2/11/2020  Carlsbad  Deer Mouse 
10 2/11/2020  Carlsbad  Western Harvest Mouse 
2/4/2020  San Diego  Western Harvest Mouse 
2/4/2020
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Western Harvest Mouse
2/4/2020
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Western Harvest Mouse
2/4/2020
San Diego
Western Harvest Mouse
5
2/4/2020
San Diego Western Harvest Mouse
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