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FACTSHEET | March 1, 2021


Rodents such as rats and mice are associated with a number of health risks and are known to spread more than 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly through bites, handling of live or dead rodents and contact with rodent feces, urine or saliva. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly through fleas, ticks or mites that have fed on an infected rodent.
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