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Is there a test for hantavirus? I ate some bread today that had mouse fences on it. Do you get it more from inhaling the droppings or eating them?

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Dr. Varun Verma
Internal Medicine

In brief: Reassurance

Rest assured many people probably eat food contaminated with rodent droppings unknowingly.
Specifically, yes - people get infected by breathing in tiny particles of fresh saliva, urine, droppings or materials infected with the virus. Blood tests take time to turn (+) because they detect antibodies your body makes. If you're having fever, muscle aches, difficulty breathing - go and see a doctor.

In brief: Reassurance

Rest assured many people probably eat food contaminated with rodent droppings unknowingly.
Specifically, yes - people get infected by breathing in tiny particles of fresh saliva, urine, droppings or materials infected with the virus. Blood tests take time to turn (+) because they detect antibodies your body makes. If you're having fever, muscle aches, difficulty breathing - go and see a doctor.
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Dr. David Tabby
Neurology

In brief: No

But check: http://www.
cdc.gov/hantavirus/ It doesn't matter because the treatment is supportive only. "The rodents shed the virus in their urine, droppings, and saliva. The virus is mainly transmitted to people when they breathe in air contaminated with the virus."

In brief: No

But check: http://www.
cdc.gov/hantavirus/ It doesn't matter because the treatment is supportive only. "The rodents shed the virus in their urine, droppings, and saliva. The virus is mainly transmitted to people when they breathe in air contaminated with the virus."
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