Question by  rutol16 (25)

Can you get a virus from rat feces?

My neighbor's house is full of rats.


Answer by  Iamstrong (659)

Yes, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) there are several types of viruses you can contract from direct contact with rat droppings. For instance, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a virus that is developed by breathing in dust contaminated with rat dropping or feces. Another is Lymphocytiz.


Answer by  atman (308)

Rats can be carriers of disease. A famous case of disease spread by rats is the plague. A modern day illness that is deadly and spread by rats is the Hanta virus. This can be spread even without the rats present as it is carried in their feces. Exterminators can assist in rat removal.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Yes you can get a virus from rats. Rats carry bacteria and of course their feces has bacteria in it too. Also, if it sits around and they are not getting rid of the rats the problem will get worse.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Yes, it is possible to get any number of diseases for rat feces. The biggest source of risk is from dust containing fecal particles that are then inhaled or touching it and then ingesting the traces. There is also a hazard if they manage to get into the food.

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