It’s not particularly surprising, I guess, but a few cases of Seoul virus infection have been identified in Ontario residents who breed or have contact with rats. Fortunately, like most infections with this type of hantavirus, disease was mild. Equally not surprising is that infected rats have been found in Ontario rat-breeding facilities. The
Seoul Virus in Pet Rats
By Scott Weese on
Posted in Pocket pets
Another day, another new zoonotic disease concern.
Well, it’s not really that bad, but the list of new (or at least newly identified) zoonotic disease issues continues to expand at an impressive rate.
One of the latest concerns is a cluster of Seoul virus infections linked to rats. At last report, 8 infections with Seoul…