Rats, mice and other rodents may be cute and furry. They may be fairly innocuous and very rarely are they aggressive to humans. And hey, they’re just trying to survive like the rest of us right? Unfortunately, these furry visitors can carry a range of nasty diseases including, but not limited to Hantavirus. Here we’ll look at 10 situations when you’ll need to know about this serious infection of which all too few of us are aware… What is Hantavirus? Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome or FPS is a rare but deadly disease carried by some rodents such as rats and mice.