Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Another deadly virus, Hantavirus emerges in China
A man died in Yunnan province of China after testing positive to Hantavirus.
The man died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus, the Global Times has reported.
Reports said 32 other people have been tested positive, the report added.
The news on Hantavirus set the panic-button across the globe on Tuesday.
People started panicking that it was another COVID-19-like killer ready to cause a new pandemic.
It has been found that humans who contract the Hantavirus usually come into contact with rodents — rat and mice.
Rodents are carrier of Hanta virus.
Hantavirus can be contracted if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent droppings, urine, or nesting materials.
Early symptoms of Hantavirus include fever, headache, muscle ache, abdominal pain, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems.
Hantavirus patients also have symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Late symptoms include lungs fill with fluid and shortness of breath.
It is unclear if is the case of Kyari that the NCDC reported in the bulletin.
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