New Virus Outbreak Called Hantavirus……In spite of the fact that most parts of the world continue to deal with coronavirus outbreak, a death has been reported from China due to another virus outbreak called – Hantavirus. According to a tweet by China’s Global Times, a man from Yunnan Province was tested positive for Hantavirus after he died while going for work to Shandong Province in a bus. As many as 32 others were also tested positive for the virus. The world was quick to take note on the incident and Hantavirus started trending on social media platforms soon after.
New Virus Outbreak Called Hantavirus
What is Hantavirus?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that hantaviruses are a family of viruses which are spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied diseases in people. It can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).
The virus is not airborne. People can only be infected by hantavirus if they come in contact with urine, feces, and saliva of rodents and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.
Note: Stay Safe;
At this period of pandemic; be careful where you get your face mask, it has been said that some people are lacing them with chloroform making people doze off and robbing them.