Once the Lowell winter comes, being on your optimal condition will be a challenge. Especially since there is a presence of different virus such as flu, colds, and other respiratory infection. Sadly, there is something much worse that is threatening your health and you might not be aware of it. Based on the statistics, at least 21 million homes in America will be invaded by the rodents in winter. These rodents will carry different diseases that can sometimes be life-threatening.
The Real Threats of Rodent Feces
As the temperature drops, the rodents such as Lowell mice, rats, and squirrels will be looking for a warm space. They will often enter our home through the gaps and cracks that we haven’t noticed. Apart from the property damage, they can also urinate and defecate all over our house that may increase the probability of disease transmission. Here are some of the possible diseases that you can acquire from a direct contact with their feces.
The hantavirus is a type of serious illnesses that can be transmitted by the rodents to humans. You can get infected with this disease when you inhaled or if you have been exposed to the droppings of an infected rodent. The chance of contracting the disease will increase if you are living in a space that has been invaded by the rodents. Last 2012, at least 10 people have been infected with the disease and three of them died. Some of the symptoms of the disease will include muscle ache, fever, and fatigue. The person with hantavirus can also experience chills, dizziness, headaches, and abdominal pain.
Salmonellosis is a food-borne disease that can be acquired by accidentally ingesting a contaminated food or water source. This can be spread through the droppings of an infected rodent. Some of the symptoms of this disease are abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea. At least 40,000 of new cases have been reported in the US on an annual basis.
Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
This disease is primarily transmitted by the bank vole, brown rat and the yellow-necked and striped field mice. This is a virus that is affecting western Europe, Scandinavia, Korea, and Russia. You can acquire this disease if you inhaled the dust particles that contains the droppings of an infected rodent. You may also be infected with the virus if you have a direct contact with their urine and droppings. The disease can also transfer from person to person.
Leptospirosis is a disease that involves almost all types of rodents. This is an infection that is affecting all corners of the globe. Transmission of the disease can happen if you ingested a food or water source infected with their droppings and urine. It can also be through the direct contact with your mucous membrane.
These are just some of the disease that you can acquire when you come in contact with the droppings of the rodent. When cleaning the piles of the rodent’s feces, be sure that you will wear protective gears. You should also allow the professional to deal with the problem.
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