Guidance

Pet rats, mice, hamsters: reducing the risk of infection

A leaflet for GPs to give to their patients.

Documents

Reducing the risk of infection from pet rodents

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Reducing the risk of human infection from rodents

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Details

Leaflet covers:

  • what infections rodents carry
  • what to do if you’re bitten
  • the infections pet rodents carry
  • which infections can be passed to humans
  • preventing infection by washing hands after handling and cleaning their homes
Published 20 February 2013