Another Virus, Hantavirus Surface In China Amidst Coronavirus
Another deadly virus, Hantavirus has surfaced in China amidst the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
A man died in Yunnan province of China after testing positive to Hantavirus. The man died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus, the Global Times has reported.
Reports said 32 other people have been tested, the report added.
The news on Hantavirus set the panic-button across the globe on Tuesday.
People started panicking that it was another COVID-19-like killer ready to cause a new pandemic.
It has been found that humans who contract the Hantavirus usually come into contact with rodents — rat and mice.
Rodents are the carrier of Hantavirus.
Hantavirus can be contracted if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent droppings, urine, or nesting materials.
Early symptoms of Hantavirus include fever, headache, muscle ache, abdominal pain, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems.
Hantavirus patients also have symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Late symptoms include lungs fill with fluid and shortness of breath.
It is unclear if it is the case of Kyari that the NCDC reported in the bulletin.
A person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus on Monday. He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested. pic.twitter.com/SXzBpWmHvW
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 24, 2020