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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe disease caused by infected rodents. In the U.S., deer mice, cotton rats, rice rats, and the white-footed mouse can carry the hantavirus disease. These rodents spread the virus in their urine, droppings, and saliva. People mainly get the virus from breathing in contaminated air such as when cleaning sheds, barns, or garages where infected rodents are found.


For information on how to report a disease click here. For any questions, please contact the appropriate health authority by phone or review the website for additional information.

Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333