Hantavirus is a type of RNA virus that commonly infects rodents. Humans get infected with this virus when they come in contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces. Some strains of this virus result in deadly diseases like hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).

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Can my partner and I be infected with hantvirus from rat feces?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I cleaned a garage yesterday and there were a lot of rat droppings. Some may even have fallen on our faces while lifting and moving boxes. I did not think anything of it until I researched hantavirus. We do not have any symptoms, but should we get tested? Can we get test...  Read Full »

Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rat droppings per se, do not cause the spread of hantavirus unless it is infected. If you see dead rats in or around the garage, it is advisable to get tested. We would screen you for viral markers, provided we find many dead rats in the vicinity. If not, there is no ...  Read Full »

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