Hantavirus infection is a serious viral disease spread by rodents.

Virus Attacking a Cell
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In a viral infection, the virus uses your cells to grow and reproduce, making you ill in the process.
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Hantavirus infection is caused when a person comes into contact with rodents that are infected with hantavirus or infected rodents' urine or droppings. In the United States, the deer mouse is the rodent most likely to carry hantavirus infection. Hantavirus infection cannot be passed between humans.