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Big, Old Mice Spread Hantavirus


January 6, 2009

deer mouse University of Utah researchers dusted wild deer mice with fluorescent pink, blue, green, yellow and orange talcum powders to show which rodents most often fought or mated with others and thus, were most likely to spread deadly hantavirus. The study identified bigger, older mice as the culprits. Full Story

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