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What Is Hantavirus? are a family of viruses spread mainly by mouse droppings. Hantavirus has been known to be transmitted by Deer Mice, White Footed Mice, Cotton Rat. Hantavirus is transmitted by disturbing droppings where they become aerosolized and are inhaled from urine, feces, and saliva, and less frequently by a bite from an infected host. Hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome or (HPS). hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).
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