Coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly taken the world by storm. Furthermore, several other diseases are also starting to show up. Numerous cases of bird flu and swine flu have already been reported across India and other parts of the world. Now, a man from China has recently been tested positive for hantavirus.
China’s Global Times tweeted about the man. He is from Yunnan Province. Furthermore, he died while his way back to Shandong Province. He was coming back from work on a bus on Monday. The remaining 32 people’s test was also taken, who were sharing the bus with him.
What Is Hantavirus?
As indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hantaviruses are a group of infections that are spread for the most part by rodents. Moreover, it can cause different diseases in people.
It can also lead to hemorrhagic fever and hantavirus pneumonic disorder (HPS).
The ailment isn’t airborne and can spread to people on the off chance that they interact with pee, dung, and saliva of rodents.
What Are The Symptoms?
Initial symptoms of HPS include fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. It can also accompany headaches, chills, dizziness and abdominal problems. If not treated, it can cause shortness of breath and severe coughing. Therefore, it can be fatal. Moreover, it has a mortality rate of 38 percent, according to the CDC.
The initial symptoms of HFRS also remain the same. However, it can lead to acute shock, low blood pressure, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure.
HPS can’t be transmitted from one person to another. Furthermore, HFRS communication between people is extremely rare.
As per the reports from CDC, rodent population control is the main aim of stopping the spread of hantavirus infections.