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Pet Rodents Can Spread Diseases

Pocket pets, like hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and even ferrets, can make for a great addition to a family. Full of energy and excitement, these small animals can bring joy and companionship to children and adults alike. But any animal kept in the home poses some health and safety risks. Rodents, whether wild or domesticated, can transfer lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) to humans and the effects of this can be severe.

If you believe that you or your child has been exposed to and harmed by a disease transferred from another person’s pet rodent, negligence may have been a factor in that illness. The diseases associated with rodents can make a person very ill and are likely to necessitate that a victim seek medical attention. Contact the Rhinelander animal attack lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn how a civil lawsuit may be able to relieve some of the strain brought about by your illness.

LCMV in Rodents

Wild rodents have long been known as carriers of diseases. The diseases carried by these animals can be passed to domesticated animals through contact in an improperly maintained breeding facility or pet store. Pocket pets can spread these diseases through a number of different means. Contact with a rodent in any of the following ways may be enough to spread LCMV.

  • Contact with urine
  • Contact with droppings
  • Contact with saliva
  • Contact with nesting materials

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If you believe your pet was infected while under another person’s improper care, legal action may be appropriate. Contact the Rhinelander animal attack lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 for more information regarding your legal options.