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Rodent Tests Positive for Hantavirus, First Local Detection in 2022

| 2:11 PM

A wild vole ― a small, mouse-like rodent ― collected in routine monitoring in an open, rural area in Chula Vista has tested positive for hantavirus, the first local detection of the potentially deadly disease in 2022.

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Mice Collected in Mount Laguna Test Positive for Hantavirus

| 9:43 AM

Five deer mice and one brush mouse collected in routine monitoring in the Mount Laguna area have tested positive for hantavirus, County environmental health officials said this week.

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Two Deer Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus

| 4:05 PM

Two deer mice collected during routine vector surveillance activities in Boulevard have tested positive for hantavirus, County environmental health officials said this week.

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Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus

| 10:17 AM

A western harvest mouse collected in routine monitoring has tested positive for hantavirus. County environmental health officials are reminding people not to vacuum or sweep up after rodents if they find them in homes, garages, and sheds. Use wet-cleaning methods instead.

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4 Wild Mice Collected in Campo Area Test Positive for Hantavirus

| 3:25 PM

County officials are reminding people they should never sweep or vacuum up after rodents if they find them in living spaces like homes, garages, sheds and cabins, after four wild mice collected in routine monitoring tested positive for hantavirus.

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Three Wild Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus

| 9:09 AM

Three wild mice collected in routine monitoring in Carlsbad have tested positive for hantavirus, prompting County officials to remind people they should never sweep or vacuum up after rodents if they find them in living spaces.