The entire world is currently fighting a hard fight against Coronavirus, which has posed a deadly threat to human lives and the global economy. The coronavirus outbreak, which started in China, Wuhan District has crippled the world’s health and medical infrastructure with an unprecedented number of patients each day.
The largest and most powerful countries have bowed down to the deadly virus and have turned helpless in the fight against the virus.
Hantavirus scares the world again, takes Twitter by Storm
The news of a Chinese man dying mysteriously while traveling in Shandong Province has yet scared the world as a whole. The man was later tested positive for the Hantavirus, as per the news by Chinese Official Media the Global Times. The hantavirus death has various social media platforms again on Tuesday. Hantavirus instantly became the most trending topic on Twitter.
Rodents are the carrier of HantavirusHantavirus
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Hantavirus is carried in rodents which can infect humans who come in contact of the virus through rodents. The Hantavirus is a dangerous virus that can harm humans as they develop Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which can cause severe respiratory disease.
Hantavirus Infection has intense symptoms
The HPS can also turn fatal in several cases. Hantavirus is transmitted through rodents who can pass the virus in urine, droppings, and saliva. When Humans come into contact with such materials of rodents, they can easily catch the infection. The disease is airborne; thus, even being around rodents can cause infection.
CDC defines Hantavirus
The Centre for Disease Control and Infection has described Hantavirus as Anyone who contacts rodents that carry hantaviruses is at risk of HPS. Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure. Even healthy individuals are at risk for HPS infection if exposed to the virus”.
Hantavirus posts on the internet
The news of Hantavirus infecting a man in China has again stirred fear and restlessness in people as there is already an atmosphere of scare in the world due to coronavirus pandemic. There were a lot of posts and discussions about the new virus on Twitter and other networking platforms.
No Vaccine for Hantavirus yet
A person contacting Hantavirus can develop extreme symptoms, including chills, headaches, dizziness, high fever, muscle aches, and stomach problems. The infected person can also produce nausea and puking. The scariest part of Hantavirus is that like Coronavirus currently, there is no vaccine available for it right now.
The CDC said that, however, we do know that if infected individuals are recognized early and receive medical care in an intensive care unit, they may do better. In intensive care, patients are incubated and given oxygen therapy to help them through the period of severe respiratory distress.”