After Coronavirus, hantavirus surfaces in China, one reported dead
While the world is yet to find the cure for the fast-growing coronavirus, yet another virus lined up that too from China.
While the world is yet to find the cure for the fast-growing coronavirus, yet another virus lined up that too from China. After the coronavirus, hantavirus surfaced with a man from China tested positive.
According to China's Global Times tweet, a man from Yunnan Province died while on his way to Shandong Province for work on a bus on Monday. As many as 32 other people on the bus were also tested positive for the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that hantaviruses are spread by rodents and can cause varied diseases such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) and Haemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS).
However, the disease is not airborne but can spread if they come in contact with urine, faeces, and saliva of rodents and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.
The symptoms of HPS include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches, along with headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems and will be led to coughing and shortness of breath and can be fatal.
While the symptoms of HFRS too remain the same, which cause blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure. As per the CDC, the only way to contain is by controlling the rodent population.