Mice and asthma may not sound like a likely pairing but they are.
A recent article published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found a clear association between exposure to mouse allergens among inner-city children and asthma. The study evaluated 284 students (median age 8) and found that students exposed to mouse allergens at school had higher rates of asthma-related absences than those that did not have such exposure. The authors concluded that school-related exposure to mouse allergens is a significant source of asthma inducing morbidity.
The article on mice and asthma is available online at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2587681?utm_source=December+Stop+School+Pests+Holiday+Roundup&utm_campaign=School+IPM+November-December+2016+newsletter&utm_medium=email
If you would like information on how to control mice please visit http://agr.mt.gov/Portals/168/Documents/VertebratePests/Bulletins/ControllingMice_2016.pdf?ver=2016-10-25-161045-373×tamp=1482634121352