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How likely is it that I get hantavirus if I just traveled to a developing country?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Unlikely

Hantavirus is a shed by rodents and people get exposed when dust contaminated with rodent droppings is disturbed and inhaled.
In general, hantavirus infection is rare and travelers to developing countries are not considered to be a significantly increased risk.

In brief: Unlikely

Hantavirus is a shed by rodents and people get exposed when dust contaminated with rodent droppings is disturbed and inhaled.
In general, hantavirus infection is rare and travelers to developing countries are not considered to be a significantly increased risk.
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