This disease is mostly caused by rodent droppings or rodent saliva.


This disease is not spread person to person they get by inhaling particles from rodent droppings and there is no vector.


The symptoms start like a normal cold such as a cough then your lungs then a fever.

The incubation can be one to five weeks.


One way to prevent is to stay away from rodent droppings. You can disinfect it or use gloves to get rid of the droppings.


6-15% of people die from the disease.
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The most common way people to get Hantavirus are people sweeping up or cleaning their garage.


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