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New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

OVERVIEW

When the whole world is going lockdown because of coronavirus, a new type of virus called Hantavirus took life of a Chinese man. According to reports, the man was travelling to Shangdong province and in the way, he died due to the virus.

The hashtag #Hantavirus is trending on twitter and it created panic around the world. People are under the impression that like the coronavirus this virus is going to create havoc in the world.

Well no need to panic, we are here to present the facts about the Hantavirus.

New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

Hantavirus facts

  • Hantavirus is not a communicable virus. Also, it is not airborne.
  • It is not transmitted from human to human. Transmitted from rodents.
  • Transmitted from saliva and fecal particles of the rodents.
  • The hantavirus pulmonary syndrome(HPS) caused by hantavirus once infested in New York.
  • South America witness these cases commonly.
  • The virus was first discovered in Korea near Hantan river. Therefore, name was given accordingly.
New hantavirus claims death of a man in China
Hantavirus is transmitted by rats or rodents

Hantavirus symptoms

The disease associated with the Hantavirus is HPS (Hantavirus pulmonary disease). The symptoms mainly are:

  • High fever accompanied with chills, body aches and headaches.
  • Dry cough can occur repeatedly.
  • Breathing difficulty can occur.
  • Nausea, vomiting can also occur with the disease.
  • Stomach pain is also accompanied.

Prevention

  • Maintain hygiene strictly.
  • Keep house neat and clean.
  • Do not come with contact of rodents.

These are the preventive measures. If the symptoms occur one should rush to doctor or else the situation will worsen.

There is no need to worry as the disease is common and there is a cure for it. But it is better to stick to the norms “prevention is better than cure”.

What you think about the Hantavirus? Please comment down and let me know.