What Diseases do Mice Carry?

In the winter months, it is not uncommon to hard to deal with mice in the home without an invitation. What you may not realize is that the pets can actually be more than just a nuisance; Montgomery mice are actually associated with many health risks that can affect humans. Mice are known to spread some 35 diseases and the disease can be transferred to humans directly through the handling of dead or live rodents through contact with the saliva, urine and feces of mice. This can also happen when the rodent bites. There are yet other ailments that can get to the humans in an indirect way through mites, ticks and fleas that have fed on an Alabama mouse that is infected.

The droppings of Alabama mice can trigger allergies and also transmit different kinds of food borne illness like salmonella because the mice can be able of dropping some many fecal pellets in a year. It is therefore very important to remove them if there is an infestation. As we all know this fact that wild animals can’t be kept as pets, even then many of us have them at our home deliberately or sometimes, unfortunately! This is the reason why, we all need a service to help us in getting rid of these wild Montgomery animals if we are failed to do so by our own.

Common diseases associated with the mice

• Hantavirus: this was recognized in the year 199 in the USA. There are different routes of infection but mice infestation is the primary risk. The virus is transferred to humans when the Alabama rodent urine and droppings and nesting materials even in the fresh stare are stirred up and become airborne. Eat contaminated food can also lead to infection.

• Lymphocytic choriomeningitis: this is a viral infectious disease caused by the LCM virus. The Montgomery house mouse is a common host of the virus. Other natural carriers include hamsters. Contact with an infected rodent can lead to infection. Exposure to fresh saliva, nestingmaterials, droppings and urine can also lead to infection.

• Plague: this is a disease that is very infamous having killed so many in Europe during middle ages. Itcan affect homes and mammals and occurs as a result of bacterium. Humans can get infection by handling or getting bites from Alabama rodents that are already infected. An infected flea can also cause an infection.

• Tularemia: this is a disease which iscaused by bacterium. Mice ate also known to carry the disease.

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