Authorities think Buffalo became infected when trying to sweep up infected mouse droppings. Hantavirus can also be found in mouse urine and saliva.
That's why we're careful here in NM, with several deaths in the last few years.

rabies and West Nile virus can spread through donated organs
Add lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV):
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4578115.stm
Sleep well, all.
Regards, Doug in New Mexico