Rickettsialpox

Description
  • Mild disease resembling chickenpox from getting bitten by an infected mouse
Location
  • United States
  • South Africa
  • Korea
  • Russia
     
Cause
  • Rickettsia transmitted by house mice
Symptoms
  • Discomfort in bright light
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Rash similar to chickenpox
  • Sweating
     
Treatment
  • Seek medical attention from a physician
Prevention
  • Eliminate mice in homes
  • Keep pet mice in a clean environment