Mice can transmit several different diseases to humans. Most homes have had mice at one point or another, but it is important not to live with mice on a continual basis.
Mice communicate their travels by urinating and leaving droppings along the way. They contaiminate food.
Salmonella (food poisioning). Generally, this bacterial disease is transmitted rodent feces in food. Symptoms are diarrea, head ache, fever.
Ringworm - A skin fungus that can be contracted from mice. Also has been known to be passed to cats, then to humans.
Dermatitis - A common skin irritation in Michigan. One of the many different causes (other than our harsh dry winters) is bites from mites that live in homes infested by mice.
Tapeworm - Can be transmitted to humans that consume food that has been contaminated with rodent feces.
Leptospirosis - Caused by exposure to rodent urine in food or through dermal contact via small cut/abriasions in the skin.
Rickettsial Pox - Characterized by a rash similar to chicken pox. This disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of a house mouse mite.