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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.


Feb 17, 2017 ... It is believed that humans can get sick with this virus if they breathe in ... Hantavirus does not seem to spread from human to human.


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, ...


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


Jan 22, 2008 ... ... hantavirus, can in some cases be transmitted among humans. ... is a serious disease, and patients coming to hospitals often have high fevers ...


Cats and dogs do not carry hantavirus and they cannot catch it from rodents. However, cats and dogs can spread hantavirus to humans if they bring an infected ...


Sep 3, 2012 ... Since then, 602 cases of hantavirus pulminary disease, the fatal sickness ... “ There have been deer mice found in even Washington, DC and New ... feces, or saliva causes the virus to spread to humans, commonly through the ...