Use extreme caution when cleaning rodent-infested areas. Take the following precautions to avoid becoming infected with hantavirus.
When you have finished cleaning and disposing of the rodents and other contaminated materials:
If you have an area that is heavily infested with rodents, call a professional exterminator to remove them. You also can contact your local health department for help.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Robert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology|
|Last Revised||February 22, 2012|
Last Revised: February 22, 2012
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