What diseases do mice carry?

For the past centuries, mice has been identified to be a carrier of many airborne diseases. There are already roughly ten million people who died from infections caused by mice. Although, they are not to be classified as a major threat to the lives of humanity, it is admissible that just the sight of mice frightens us humans.

Focus on spreading diseases
Probably ninety-nine percent of the winter season is where we will mostly encounter rodents in our home. They are not just a pest that will rummage over our cabinets and drawers; they are more of a ‘virus and disease vehicle’. They carry numerous health risks. Diseases caused by rodents can spread to humans even without direct contact to mice. A very good example of it would be fleas, ticks and mites who would have fed into an infected mouse.

Diseases directly transmitted by mice
There are a few commonly widespread diseases caused by mice. The most popular were Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Plague, and Rat Bite Fever.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
The virus can be transmitted when fresh urine or droppings were inhaled deeply. It will infect people mostly when a food has been contaminated by urine, saliva and droppings of the mice. Symptoms include:

• Headaches
• Dizziness
• Chills
• Fatigue
• Fever
• Muscle aches in thighs, hips and back.

The plague occurs through flea bites or by handling an infected mice. Symptoms include:

• Fever
• Headaches
• Vomiting
• Swollen lymph nodes

Rat Bite Fever
A rat bite fever is an acute human illness caused by bacteria transmitted by mice, rats and other rodents. In most cases, these are passed by a rodent to a human by urination or mucous secretions. Symptoms of the fever include:

• A relapsing fever that may last for several months
• Chills
• Vomiting
• Muscle aches

It is important that we are made aware of the dangers that mice can give us. They are not just rodents that will rummage our homes; they can also cause a few more disturbances and hazards to you and your family. We need to prepare for it, be it winter season or not. Rodents will always be present everywhere. But if we do everything in our

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