Mouse Droppings and Hantavirus




Published On: March 28, 2021


The most concerning association with mouse droppings is hantavirus, which certain species of mice carry and can be a deadly disease. Fortunately, hantavirus is virtually nonexistent in Minnesota so it is not a practical worry here. There has been only one case of it reported in the 34 years between 1983 and 2017. By way of contrast, Montana with 1/6th the population of Minnesota had 43 cases in that period and even that comes out to only a little more than one case a year for over a million people.