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Diseases indirectly transmitted by rodents

Babesiosis

Rodent(s) involved

Deer mice and voles

Agent

Parasite

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Babesiosis

California Serogroup Viruses (including LaCrosse Encephalitis)

Rodent(s) involved

Eastern chipmunk and tree squirrel

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Mosquito

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected mosquito

Additional Information

Arboviral Encephalitides

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Colorado Tick Fever

Rodent(s) involved

Deer mouse, bushy-tailed woodrat, ground squirrel, porcupine, chipmunk

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Stop Ticks

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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Rodent(s) involved

Wild woodrat

Agent

Parasite

Vectors

Sand fly

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected sand fly

Additional Information

Leishmania Infection

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Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis

Rodent(s) involved

Deer mouse, dusky-footed woodrat, Mexican woodrat, white-footed mouse

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Anaplasmosis

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Lyme Disease

Rodent(s) involved

Peromyscus spp. (white-footed mouse) in the northeastern and mid-western USA, and other rodents (tree squirrel) in the western USA

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Lyme Disease

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Murine Typhus

Rodent(s) involved

Rats

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Flea or mite

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected flea or mite
  • Contact of broken skin or wound with infected flea or mite or their droppings

Additional Information

Rickettsial (Spotted & Typhus Fevers) & Related Infections (Anaplasmosis & Ehrlichiosis)

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Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever

Rodent(s) involved

Muskrat

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever

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Powassan Encephalitis

Rodent(s) involved

Marmot, sciurid rodents (squirrel family), groundhog

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Arboviral Encephalitides

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Scrub Typhus

Rodent(s) involved

Rats

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Mite

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected mite

Additional Information

Rickettsial (Spotted & Typhus Fevers) & Related Infections (Anaplasmosis & Ehrlichiosis)

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Rickettsialpox

Rodent(s) involved

Mice

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Mite

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected mite

Additional Information

Rickettsial (Spotted & Typhus Fevers) & Related Infections (Anaplasmosis & Ehrlichiosis)

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Relapsing Fever

Rodent(s) involved

Wild rodents

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Relapsing Fever

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rodent(s) involved

Wild rodents

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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Sylvatic Typhus

Rodent(s) involved

Flying squirrel

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Flea, mite, louse

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected flea or mite
  • Contact of broken skin or wound with infected flea, mite, louse or their droppings or inhaling their aerosolized feces

Additional Information

Rickettsial (Spotted & Typhus Fevers) & Related Infections (Anaplasmosis & Ehrlichiosis)

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Western Equine Encephalitis

Rodent(s) involved

Ground squirrel and snowshoe hare

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Mosquito

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected mosquito

Additional Information

Western Equine Encephalitis

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