An Entry Of New Virus: Hantavirus

Man in China died on the bus tests positive for ‘hantavirus’.

Coronavirus has not yet said adiós (Goodbye in Spanish), where a new virus took entry named “Hantavirus“. Let us know more about Hantavirus, its symptom and do it also transfer.

What is Hantavirus?

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is another severe respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with hantaviruses. It is spread through rodents such as Mice and rats.

Is it Human to Human transfer?

Yes, it can spread human to human but very rare. A human can get infected by coming in contact with the infected rodent urine, saliva or nesting materials and then touch their eyes, nose or face. Also, If a rodent with the virus bites a human, the virus may be spread to that person.


Hantavirus symptoms develop between 1 and 8 weeks after exposure to infected rodents.

Early Symptoms

Just like others, the early symptoms of this virus include fatigue, fever and muscle aches, headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems.

Late Symptoms

After, 4 to 10 days of the first phase of illness, the late symptoms of includes coughing and shortness of breath.

Do not panic, unless you are planning to eat rats

What Happened in China?

An unidentified man from Yunnan province in China who was heading to his work in Shandong province died on the bus tested positive for ‘hantavirus’. The other 32 people on the bus were tested for the same. With this, the Asian nation, sparked panic and lots of searches among many on social media, with #hantavirus. The death rate of this is at 38%. The first every cases of #Hantavirus emerged in the 1950s in the American-Korean war in Korea (Hantan river).

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