Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Of Mice and Man

The Center for Disease Control has a weekly podcast called 'A Cup of Health'. In a recent issue Dr. Barbara Knust discusses Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. It's a bit cheesy but has some good advice

Remember, if you think you might have an infestation of rodents in or around your home, be careful not to stir up any dust or dirt that might contain the virus. Then, clean up the area with household disinfectants or bleach.

And why is this mouse pink? Well that's a completely different story from 2009:

University of Utah researchers dusted wild deer mice with fluorescent pink, blue, green, yellow and orange talcum powders to show which rodents most often fought or mated with others and thus were most likely to spread deadly hantavirus. The study identified bigger, older mice as the culprits.

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