Hantavirus: what you should know about the disease

In China from the effects of Hantavirus died the first man.

Хантавирус: что следует знать о болезни

Hantavirus: what you should know about the new disease

In Yunnan province, a local resident died from the disease, which is caused by Hantavirus. The man was driving to work, and with it the bus was carrying 32 people. It is reported that all passengers of the bus passed the test for the presence of infection.

  • The spread of the Hantavirus:

Infection is always associated with the presence of rats, which are carriers of this virus. People can become infected through contact with rodents or their urine, saliva or feces. As in other diseases, such as rabies, Hantavirus can also infect through the bite of an infected rat. It is noted that the Hantavirus is very rarely transmitted from person to person.

Хантавирус: что следует знать о болезни

Hantavirus: what you should know about the new disease

  • The symptoms of Hantavirus:

They include: fever, muscle aches, chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In General, they don’t have a stuffy nose or a cold.

Few days can appear shortness of breath, which may worsen, causing the so-called “Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome“: a serious condition where people cannot breathe and begins with heart failure and very low pressure. If the person is not treated in time it can lead to complications and even death.

As the doctors, the Hantavirus is not as dangerous as coronavirus.

Earlier we wrote that British scientists have named a new symptom coronavirus.

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