After corona, fear of virus spread in China, death of one person, what are the symptoms Third party image reference The way corono
After corona, fear of virus spread in China, death of one person, what are the symptoms
The way coronovirus outbreaks have rocked the world, meanwhile, other diseases are also making their presence. Cases of swine flu and bird flu have already been reported in India and other countries. Now, a person from China has tested positive for hantavirus.
China’s Global Times tweeted that a person from Yunnan province died on Monday while returning to Shandong province to work in a bus. 32 other people on the bus were also tested for the virus.
What exactly is hantavirus?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hantaviruses are a family of viruses that are mainly spread by rodents and can cause various diseases in people.
It can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and renal syndrome (HFRS) with hemorrhagic fever.
The disease is not airborne and can only spread to people if they are exposed to urine, feces, and saliva of rodents from an infected host.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Initial symptoms of HPS include fatigue, fever and muscle aches as well as headaches, dizziness, chills, and stomach problems. If left untreated, it can cause coughing and shortness of breath and, according to the CDC, can be fatal with a mortality rate of 38 percent.
While the initial symptoms of HFRS remain the same, it can cause low blood pressure, acute stroke, vascular leakage and acute renal failure.
HPS cannot be transmitted from one person to another, whereas HFRS transmission among people is extremely rare.
According to the CDC, rodent population control is the primary strategy to prevent hantavirus infection.