Diseases indirectly transmitted by rodents

Rodent(s) involved

Deer mice and voles

Agent

Parasite

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Babesiosis

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

Rodent(s) involved

Wild woodrat

Agent

Parasite

Vectors

Sand fly

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected sand fly

Additional Information

Leishmania Infection

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

Rodent(s) involved

Eastern chipmunk and tree squirrel

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Mosquito

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected mosquito

Additional Information

La Crosse Encephalitis

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

Rodent(s) involved

Rats

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Flea

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected flea

Additional Information

Murine Typhus

Rodent(s) involved

Muskrat

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever

Rodent(s) involved

Marmot, sciurid rodents (squirrel family), groundhog

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Powassan Virus

Rodent(s) involved

Rats

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Mite

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected mite

Additional Information

Scrub Typhus

Rodent(s) involved

Mice

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Mite

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected mite

Additional Information

Other Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses

Rodent(s) involved

Wild rodents

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Tick

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected tick

Additional Information

Relapsing 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

Rodent(s) involved

Flying squirrel

Agent

Bacteria

Vectors

Flea, louse

How the disease spreads

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

Additional Information

Epidemic Typhus

Rodent(s) involved

Ground squirrel and snowshoe hare

Agent

Virus

Vectors

Mosquito

How the disease spreads

  • Bite from an infected mosquito

Additional Information

West Nile Virus