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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.

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Cactus Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus, First Local Detection of 2020

| 1:07 PM

Two cactus mice collected separately in routine monitoring in Santee and Valley Center have tested positive for hantavirus, marking the first appearance in San Diego County in 2020 of the potentially deadly virus.

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Mouse in Escondido Tests Positive for Hantavirus

| 10:36 AM

A western harvest mouse collected in Escondido has tested positive for hantavirus. County officials are reminding people to never sweep or vacuum up after wild rodents if they find them in living spaces, but to use “wet cleaning” instead.

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Brush Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus in Julian

| 12:50 PM

A brush mouse in Julian has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus. County officials remind people to never sweep or vacuum up after rodents if they find them in their living spaces.