Hantavirus and everything you need to know about it.

Coronavirus has taken the world by storm and has moved on to become the greatest most transmissible pandemic the world has ever seen. Not just the COVID-19, but numerous other diseases have begun rearing in the midst. A man from China has recently tested positive for Hantavirus.

Global times China tweeted that a man travelling from the Yunan province to the Shandong province for work had died while on the way. As he travelled by bus, all the other accompanying passengers were tested for the virus.

The major question here is, what is HantaVirus?

Centre for disease control and prevention (CDC) stated that hantavirus is family of viruses that are spread mainly by rodents. This virus could cause various diseases in humans, such as the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and the haemorrhaging fever with the renal syndrome (HFRS).

This disease is not deemed to be airborne and could only be contracted if the individual comes in contact with the Uribe, feces or less frequently a bite from the rodent.

Symptoms of Hantavirus

Early symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle aching, dizziness, chills, abdominal pain. The more severe symptoms of the virus could lead to coughing and shortness of breath. This virus, from the day of its origination has been assumed to have a 38% mortality rate.

This virus has not been known to transfer from person to person and rodent control is the only probable feasible solution to this up and coming problem.



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