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Hantavirus and Food Storage

 

Everybody I know that is serious about food storage has storage problems.  We stick boxes, buckets and cans everywhere.  Often these are put under houses and other areas that attract mice or rats.  This leads to possible problems with Hantavirus.

I have known two people who died of Hantavirus.  Both died in the hospital while under medical care.  Both lived in the country, one in Northern California and one in Montana, both were preppers.  Because Hantavirus takes from 1-5 weeks to develop after exposure, no one is sure when or where the exposure occurred.

Hantavirus results in a 50% percent mortality rate for people with it in their lungs even with aggressive modern medical care. …

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Avoiding Hantavirus

Some friends of mine recently had some problems with rats getting into some food they had stored in Mylar bags inside cardboard boxes.  They lost a portion of their storage and had a mess to clean up.  With the recent deaths in Yosemite from the hantavirus, this is a bit scary.

In a grid down situation rats and mice could become much more of a problem.  Now they don’t all carry hantavirus, but you only need to encounter the wrong one.  So I have gleaned some information of various government websites about how to avoid it. In the future  with the help of a friend who is an exterminator I will post an article on eliminating rodents.…

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