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A 21-year-old female asked:

My roommate was recently sick with a mouse-born illness. i touched droppings and then touched my mouth before realizing what it was. what should i do?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Salmonella?: Feces of a mouse may contain salmonella. If you start having diarrhea, stomach symptoms, then I would see your Dr. to leave a stool sample. It is treatable with antibiotics so do not worry too much.

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