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Amidst the battle from Covid-19 outbreak a new virus seems to spread its fear amongst Chinese citizens, while 1 death reported in China’s residents of Yunan’s province. China’s Global times tweeted saying one man in their country tested positive for Hantavirus while State Media mentioned that he died on a bus while traveling to Shandong province.
What exactly is Hantavirus?
Hantavirus is a virus that is transmitted by rodents. It is a family of viruses that can show varied diseases syndrome in people. Rodent infestation around the home remains is the primary risk of Hantavirus exposure. While this disease does not spreads from human to human but a person can easily get infected if they touch any rodent droppings, urine or any nesting material and simultaneously touches eyes, nose or mouth states face sheet of Centers for disease control prevention. The incubation period of Hantavirus is about 1-5 weeks.
Symptoms of Hantavirus:
There is no specific treatment or vaccine available for Hantavirus just like Coronavirus but the patient is provided with the Intensive care facility and all the respiratory support. Chest X-ray helps in providing additional evidence and clarity about the Hantavirus diagnosis. Whether it be Coronavirus or Hantavirus the major precautionary care for human beings is to stay hygienic and to maintain an appropriate distance from un-well humans and animals.
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