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ALBUQUERQUE - A group of researchers has discovered a mechanism that helps protect deer mice from hantavirus even though the rodents carry the life-threatening disease.
To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Dan Miller of Pennsy
By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 12--El Dorado County health officials are urging precautions in areas that may be infested by rodents after a resident contracted hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a disease spread by rodents.
The African pygmy mouse (Mus minutoides) can be found in the sub-Saharan areas of Africa. This mouse, perhaps the smallest of all rodents, can also be found living as pets around the world. Being social creatures, African pygmy mice will live in colonies preferably around water in grassy areas. When kept as pets, the mice cannot be left alone. Although the underbelly of the African pygmy mouse is a pale white, the rest of fur is colored reddish orange. The triangular ears, although small,...