Rodent-Borne Disease

Overview

Rodent-Borne Disease

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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

What is hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)?

HPS is a serious, often deadly, respiratory disease that has been found mostly in rural areas of the western United States.

The disease is caused by a virus carried by rodents and passed on to humans through exposure to urine, saliva, or droppings from infected animals.

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Plague

What is plague?

Plague is a highly infectious bacterial disease that can cause serious symptoms and is often fatal if left untreated. There are three forms of the disease:

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