Another Deadly Virus Emerges From China 'Hantavirus', Kills One
Emerging report indicates that a Chinese man in Yunnan province in China has tested positive for Hantavirus on Monday.
He died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus.
China’s Global Times reported that 32 other people have been tested.
This is coming just a few days after China succefully eradicated the novel corona virus from the country and has sent out medical kits to African countries to help combat the deadly virus.
However, it’s been reported that Hantavirus is not a new virus and is not airborne, unlike coronavirus.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said, “Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure. Even healthy individuals are at risk for HPS infection if exposed to the virus.”
Although HPS can’t be passed on from individual to another, it can be contracted if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent droppings, urine, or nesting materials, states Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet.
Among the early symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, muscle ache, abdominal pain, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. About half of all HPS patients experience these symptoms.
Later symptoms include lungs fill with fluid and shortness of breath