Rickettsialpox

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