Rodent Control - Hantavirus poses health risk

Apr 30, 2010, 14:19 PM by User Not Found

Source: Inland News Today

FONTANA – Hantavirus has reappeared, but so far no humans have been infected. 

Local health officials confirm that blood samples from mice in the areas of Coyote Canyon in Fontana and the unincorporated area of Devore were positive for Hantavirus. 

Hantavirus is transmitted by infected rodents through their urine, droppings or saliva. People become infected after inhaling, ingesting, and/or handling rodent excrements or nesting materials. 

There is no health emergency, but people are being forewarned. 

· Avoid contact with rodents. Do not pick up or handle rodents of any kind. 

· Eliminate harborage, water sources, and food sources for mice and rats around the home. (INT)