After Coronavirus, new Hantavirus in China - Man killed by Hantavirus

After Coronavirus, new Hantavirus in China - Man died in China from Hantavirus

After Coronavirus, new Hantavirus in China - Man killed by Hantavirus
After Coronavirus, new Hantavirus in China - Man died in China from Hantavirus

After Coronavirus, new Hantavirus In China - Man Died In China From Hantavirus

Around a time when the world is dealing with deadly Coronavirus, other viruses such as bird flu and swine flu have already started to concern a few countries. Another such disease that is rearing its head in China, which is also grappling with Coronavirus, is new Hantavirus.

As China gradually returns to normalcy and seems to be on the brink of regulating the Coronavirus outbreak after months, the country has been hit by another deadly virus that has taken a man's life in Yuhan province of China tested positive for the virus on Monday and died shortly.

As reported by China's Global Times, the man was on his way to Shandong Province to work on a chartered bus when he died.

The name of the hantavirus ranges from region to region. Throughout America, this virus is known as the "New World" hantaviruses, while in Asia and Europe, it is known as the "Old World" hantaviruses.

New World hantaviruses may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), while Old World hantavirus may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).

Reports says that, unlike coronavirus, hantavirus does not spread in the air. In reality, humans who contract hantavirus usually come into contact with rodents (Rodentia-order mammals) who carry the virus.

However, HPS can not be spread from person to person, it can be contracted if someone covers their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent drops, feces, or nesting materials, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheet.

 

What is Hantavirus?

Hantavirus is a rodent-borne virus that causes hemorrhagic fever in humans. The Center for Disease Control reports that the virus is mainly transmitted from rodents. It goes on to say that infection with either of the hantavirus will cause the disease of the hantavirus in humans.

 

Hantavirus Symptoms

Early signs of the virus include fever, abdominal pain, muscle ache, headache, dizziness and abdominal problems, such as vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Late sings include fluid in the lungs and shortness of breath. Many people blamed China's wet market for being the initial source of COVID-19, and reports of another virus that appeared in rodents triggered a lot of panic over social media. 

Also, Hantavirus and coronavirus have many common symptoms including weakness, fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, shortness of breath etc. Infected hantavirus people may also sufffer muscle ache, chills and dizziness.