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Old 07-22-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hanta Virus?

say what?:conf
Kitty and morgan referred to this in the help thread as a problem in the southwest and now northwest. Hey we're going there.
Here in the northeast we have had SARS, and now west nile and lyme ticks are going to arrive. Then we will drive through monkey pox. So what is hanta and why did you suit up for it?:E
We just want to go camping, should be simple, right?
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Old 07-22-2003, 12:09 PM   #2
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Hanta River

The Hanta River is located in Korea. The Hanta Virus was first identified there during the Korea War 1950 - 1953 and killed many service men. It is caused from evaporating mice urine. It becomes airborne, is inhaled, causing a serious, often fatal, respiratory infection. The solution is to make sure you don't have mice or a mouse nest in your trailer!
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Old 07-22-2003, 12:15 PM   #3
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Hanta Virus

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Glad you asked, Hanta Virus is a disease carried by common field mice, It can be transmitted by mucous membrane contact with mouse droppings, and can lay dormant for a long time. There have been reported deaths in Western Canada (Very few) but apparently it does happen. The disease is most commonly transmitted from the hands to the eyes, mouth, nose, etc. but health officials report that the organisms can by breathed in when sweeping up comtaminated feces. A vacuum cleaner seems to work to contain it safety, but if removing mouse droppings by hand, a dust mask and rubber gloves are a good idea. A little caution can go a long way.
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Old 07-22-2003, 03:12 PM   #4
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CDC is good source

Check the US Center for Disease Control for more info:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hanta/hps/
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Old 07-23-2003, 11:13 AM   #5
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Some friends of ours whose Arizona cabin was overrun by mice were told by the health department to mask up with a hardware store dust/pollen mask and spray everything down with a disenfectant before mopping/sweeping evrything up. It's the dry dust that's the hazard. :)
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Old 07-24-2003, 04:42 PM   #6
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Check the US Center for Disease Control for more info:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hanta/hps/
Neat site, Tom. Is there one for varmints like scorpions? I seemed to have moved into an area that has them. or doesn anyone else know how to keep scorpions outside. :)
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Exterminating for termites gets rid of scorpions... :r
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