HantaVirus: Symptoms of another Chinese deadly virus after COVID-19
As per the latest media report, a man from China’s Yunnan province died while traveling on a bus and was tested positive for the new virus. A report in Global Times states the man was on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus when he passed away. The more shocking update is that 32 other people have been tested for the same and are awaiting their test results.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hantaviruses are a family of viruses that are spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied diseases in people.
It can cause Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) and Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS).
The disease is not airborne and can only spread to people if they come in contact with urine, feces, and saliva of rodents and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.
Symptoms of this deadly virus include fatigue, fever, muscle aches, along with headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If left untreated, it can lead to coughing and shortness of breath and can be fatal, with a mortality rate of 38 percent, according to CDC.
While the initial symptoms of HFRS too remain the same, it can cause low blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure.
As per the CDC, rodent population control is the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infections. Although the HantaVirus does not pass from one person to another only if a person touches their eyes, nose, and mouth after touching the feces, urine, etc. of mice then there is an increased risk of getting infected with the Hanta Virus.
If we talk about the symptoms of hantavirus, A person gets a fever, headache, body ache, stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. when infected with this virus. If the treatment is delayed, the lungs of the infected person also get filled with water and trouble in breathing.
As far as India is concerned no such cases of HANTA VIRUS have been found and on the Coronavirus update, the cases in India are increasing at a rapid rate day by day. The virus is developing a sense of fear amongst people. If we talk about India’s scenario regarding Coronavirus cases have crossed 500 in the country so far.