Pregnant Women Need To Avoid Mice

 

 

If you are expecting, avoid contact with mice and other rodents.

According to doctors at the University of Iowa rodents carry an infectious virus called Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, or LCMV. It can cause severe brain damage in a fetus.

Pregnant women should avoid all rodents, especially wild mice, and also anything they might have had contact with.

Keep the home free of mice with these tips.

Sources:

http://www.upi.com/ConsumerHealthDaily/view.php?StoryID=20061215-121949-1797r

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/micecontrol.htm

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