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Rodent-borne disease

Rodent-borne disease: Introduction

Diseases that can be carried by rodents such as rats, mice and bats. The diseases can be viral, bacterial or rickettsial e.g. lyssavirus, plague and hantavirus. The disease can be transmitted to humans in a number of ways including animal bite, contact with animal waste, eating food or water contaminated by rodent waste or through parasites that use rodents and humans as hosts e.g. fleas and ticks. Even breathing in contaminated dried rodent waste has the potential for transmitting diseases. ...more »

Symptoms of Rodent-borne disease

  • Symptoms can vary considerably in nature and severity depending on the particular disease transmitted.
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Rodent-borne disease: Deaths

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Types of Rodent-borne disease

Causes of Rodent-borne disease

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