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Hantaviruses are single-stranded, enveloped, negative-sense RNA viruses in the Bunyaviridae family which can kill humans. They normally infect rodents and do not cause disease in these hosts. Humans may become infected with hantaviruses through contact with rodent ... Human infections of hantaviruses have almost entirely been linked to human ...


Aug 29, 2012 ... How People Get Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) ... Can pets transmit HPS to humans? ... How Humans Become Infected with HPS ... Anyone who comes into contact with rodents that carry hantavirus is at risk of HPS.


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ... hantaviruses can cause a rare but deadly disease called hantavirus pulmonary ... These are some of the mice and rats that can carry ... They can also get HPS from a mouse or rat bite.


Feb 4, 2015 ... It is believed that humans can get sick with this virus if they breathe in contaminated ... Hantavirus does not seem to spread between humans.


Although uncommon, the virus can also be passed to humans through a ... Insect bites will not make you sick and you will not get HPS from another person.


Jan 15, 2015 ... In the United States, deer mice spread the hantavirus to humans. ... infection, called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), which can be deadly. ... More recently, cases of HPS have been documented in Argentina, Brazil, ...


Jan 29, 2013 ... Hantavirus does not spread between humans. Rodents carrying the hantavirus have been found in many U.S. national parks. As of November ...


Jun 1, 2016 ... In North America, hantavirus may be spread in the feces and urine of ... There is no evidence humans can get hantavirus from dogs or cats.


Rodents such as rats and mice can carry a range of bacteria and viruses which can lead to ... Hantavirus; Leptospirosis; Rat bite fever; Rat tapeworm; Salmonellosis ... A few species, especially rats and mice, have adapted well to the human ...