An Introduction to Zoonotic Diseases Of Rodents. Neil Grove, RLATg Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. What is a Zoonotic disease?. A zoonotic disease is one that can be transmitted from animals to humans or from humans to animals. (1).
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Neil Grove, RLATg
Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
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The primary host of LCMV is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). (5)
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Primary reservoir for Hantavirus!
Southern New England,
Mid-Atlantic and southern states,
Mid-Western and western states
White Footed Mouse
Early symptoms include fatigue, fever and muscle aches, especially in the large muscle groups-thighs, hips, back, and sometimes shoulders. These symptoms are universal.There may also be headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. About half of all HPS patients experience these symptoms.(15)
Male Xenopsylla cheopis (oriental rat flea)
engorged with blood.
Primary inoculation site right index finger, 5/27/03. 14 days after prairie dog bites, 11days after febrile illness, hospital day 5. (25)
Child: Secondary lesions 5/27/03, adjacent to primary inoculation site on left hand. (25)
“ Monkeypox in Animals: The Basics for People Who Have Contact with Animals” at the CDC website listed below for a detailed explanation of the issues surrounding animals and monkepox.