The whole world is being affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. One person was killed in Yunnan province, China due to hantavirus and 32 people are reported to have been affected by this virus.
According to Chinese state media, The Hanta virus-infected man was killed on Monday while traveling by bus on Shan Dong Province.
This local news from China triggered a wave of concern around the world that humans may soon face another global epidemic but it is important to point out that the Hantavirus is not a new virus nor is it as dangerous and deadly as Corona.
Mice bloating in and around the home can be a major risk factor for the spread of the virus, even in healthy individuals, there is a risk of viral infection.
What is Hanta Virus?
In medical terms, the virus is called “Hanta Virus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)”. According to the US Medical Agency, Hantavirus transmits from rat-breeding animals to humans. Sometimes it can even be transmitted from pets.
Usually, it is found in the urine, saliva or waste of rats and animals belonging to the rat breeds.
It can be transmitted to humans only when someone touches the rats’ contents and they touch their eyes or nose with this hand. As a result, the virus is transmitted to the human body and damages it.
On the other hand, due to breathing, the virus can be transmitted to the human body this way, if the waste of mice or any related drop in the atmosphere is in the air.
The human being will breathe in this environment and it will easily move into the human respiratory tract.
According to the US-based medical institution, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC, cases of this virus is rarely reported, there is no possibility of this virus being infected.
When did the Hantavirus originate?
The Hantavirus is named after a river Hanta in South Korea, Where the virus first killed US forces during the US and Vietnam wars in the 1950s and killed more than a thousand soldiers.
The Hantavirus spread to the United States in 2012, Its vaccine was made there in 2014.
What are the Symptoms of Hantavirus?
Early symptoms of the virus include fatigue, fever, and muscular pains, dizziness, dizziness, chills, nausea, vomiting.
Symptoms appear in about half of people infected with the hantavirus. This virus causes the problem of ‘Hanta haemorrhagic fever renal syndrome’ or ‘Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome’. Long-term symptoms of the virus include coughing and difficulty breathing.
A virus-infected patient feels like a liquid filling in the lungs.
Due to the rare number of cases, the exact information on the ‘incubation time’ of this virus is not available.
According to some foreign websites and journals, symptoms are likely to show within one to eight weeks through rat’s urine which is transmitted to humans through human saliva.