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Hantavirus: Is the World Ready for this New Virus Recently Witnessed in China?

The novel virus originated from China is making sure to infect every single country, state and citizens. Those protected are worried every time thinking of the possibility that they can be the next victim of the deadly virus. Every domain is working in their possible ways to prevent the infection whether they are the doctors fighting at the front-line or the researchers working in labs to find the cure.

Might it be the biomedical engineers producing kits and ventilators to treat patients or the philanthropists and the influencers. Everyone is taking the due responsibility to aware the people in their circle about the precautionary measures to follow. At this time, when everyone is tired fighting with Coronavirus, China yet again became the centre of attention with another virus killing citizens.

Yes, another virus took life. But what is this new virus? Is it equally dangerous or more than Coronavirus? Know all about the new virus in the article below. Scroll below and read what the new threat is.

Hantavirus, the New Virus brought in Market

When the world is attempting to cure the terrifying corona-viral pandemic, the Global Times reported that a Chinese Yunnan man died by Hantavirus on a bus to the province of Shandong. When all the passengers were screened they were positive for the virus. The news of another virus emerging in China sparked fear among social media users that this disease could also become a global crisis like the COVID-19.

Is this Hantavirus a Novel Disease like Covid-19?

No, Hantavirus is not a new virus. Hantaviruses are known as Hantavirus or Old World. According to CDCP, they are found mainly in Europe and Asia, and may contribute hemorrhagic fever to renal syndrome (HFRS).



What are the causes of Hantavirus?

As per the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Hantavirus is caused by human contraction with the infected Hantavirus rodents. Four types of rodents carry this virus. They are,

  • Deer Mouse.
  • Cotton Rat.
  • Rice Rat.
  • White-footed Mouse.

What are the Symptoms of the Hantavirus?

Hantavirus has symptoms similar to Coronavirus such as,

  • Fever.
  • Shortness of Breath.
  • Headache.
  • Muscle Pain.
  • Chills.
  • Stomach problems.
  • Dizziness.



Is Hantavirus Contagious same as Coronavirus?

No, unlike Coronavirus, Hantavirus does not spread from human to human interaction.

What are other Characteristics of Hantavirus?

The other characteristic features of Hantavirus are,

  • It is most common in rural areas.
  • Campers and hikers usually caught this virus as tents rest on grounds.
  • Acute respiratory distress that worsen quickly.
  • Infected feces of rodents become airborne.

With the researchers clarifying that this virus is not as deadly as Coronavirus hundreds and thousands of people are relaxed now. Indeed it is a tough time faced by the world and no one is in a condition to fight another virus of any stature. May we all stay protected from the deadly virus. Till then share the article and clear the confusion of people terrified by this virus.

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