SAN DIEGO — A deer mouse in rural East County examined optimistic for the possibly lethal hantavirus, county officers introduced Friday.
The rodent was collected in routine monitoring from an open space in Guatay close to Pine Valley, the County of San Diego Communications Workplace acknowledged on its web site.
Hantavirus, which has no vaccine or treatment, is widespread to seek out in wild rodents in San Diego County.
“Folks may be uncovered to hantavirus when wild rodents invade individuals’s areas. Contaminated rodents shed the virus of their urine, feces and saliva. That matter dries and may be stirred into the air the place individuals can breathe it in,” county official Gig Conaughton mentioned.
Residents are suggested to by no means sweep or vacuum up after wild rodents in the event that they discover them in dwelling areas comparable to houses, sheds, garages and cabins.
County officers suggest utilizing bleach or different disinfectants, rubber gloves and luggage as a “wet-cleaning” methodology.
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