Who's at Risk

Who Is at Risk for Hantavirus Infection?

People who are often near places where rodents live have a higher risk of infection. This includes:

  • People who live in houses, cottages or camps where rodents are living
  • Campers, hikers and outdoor lovers who often visit areas with rodents
  • People who clean barns, sheds/outbuildings or other grain storage areas where rodents are likely to live
  • Electricians, plumbers, home inspectors or others who work in crawl spaces
  • Pest control workers, wildlife researchers or other people who handle wild rodents
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Page Last Updated: 19/08/2014