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Rodents Investigation Consultation | Environmental Health | County of Riverside

Department of Environmental Health, County of Riverside,, Rodents Investigation Consultation

Rodent Consultation/Prevention

What is Hantavirus and which animals carry it?

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a rare, but frequently fatal, illness caused by a virus shed by deer mice (Peromyscus-maniculatus).
  • The only rodent in California that is known to transmit the virus is the deer mouse (Peromyscus-maniculatus). It is 4 to 7 inches long from head to tail, grey to brown in color with white fur on the belly and underside of tail, and has large ears.

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