Hantavirus is a disease caused by a virus, carried by rodents. People can get hantavirus when they breathe in particles of infected rodent saliva, urine or feces or by coming into contact with infected rodents. These particles can be introduced to the air in a number of ways (sweeping, fanning, dusting, etc.).

  1. Transmission
  2. Signs & Symptoms
  3. Treatment
  4. Prevention

Hantavirus is spread primarily by rodents.  Different rodent species throughout the world carry hantavirus. In Arizona, the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), is the most common rodent responsible for spreading the disease.

  1. Office of Epidemiology & Data Services

    Physical Address
    4041 N Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Fax 602-372-8935