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Helllo, this is about mice droppings!

I had taken out the stroller from the garage & went to the mall. I opened it up and noticed there were mice droppings so i just wiped it down with baby wipes and put my toddler in and went on with our day. When we left the mall, i noticed there was still a few more droppings in there. I’m terrified we could have caught hantavirus. I googled symptoms & i have naseousness & awful body aches & the ER told me there’s no testing & to come back if symptoms get worse. I live in Chicago il and i know it rare to catch that but there’s still a chance. Can anyone help?
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1415174 tn?1453243103
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Hi and sorry you are worried about this virus. It is rare.
Hantavirus is caused exposure to the deer mouse droppings. The symptoms take about 1-8 weeks to appear.
Early symptoms include fatigue, fever and muscle aches, especially in the large muscle groups—thighs, hips, back, and sometimes shoulders. These symptoms are universal.  So if you didn't get those symptoms then you probably didn't get Hanta. The other possible symptoms can be headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. About half of all exposed patients get those.

If you haven't had the muscle issues you probably have something else. If you are still worried see an infectious disease doctor. They can be more helpful than an ER.
After 10 days then you start getting shortness of breath etc. So these are some guidelines. I am not a doctor just a microbiologist and haven't directly seen Hanta patients.  Hope you are well by now.
Regards,
mkh9
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