News / Hanta virus In China

A person from Yunan province died due to hantavirus ( 25 Mar 2020, 10:36 AM IST) on his way back to the eastern Shandong province for work on a chartered bus on Monday. He was tested positive for hantavirus and 32 other people on bus were tested and report of it was divulging further details.

Hantavirus single-stranded, enveloped, negative-sense RNA virus in the family Hantaviridae of the order Bunyavirales
Carrier of Hantavirus Rodents (These viruses normally cause infection in rodents, but do not cause disease in them.[)
origination southwestern United States
Symptoms Fatigue, fever and muscle aches(thighs, hips, back, and sometimes shoulders), headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems( nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain).
Causes / Complications Heart and lung failure (hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) / hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)/hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS)
Spreads to Human Yes through contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces.
Hantavirus Cause

Infection in rodents but do not cause disease in them.
Prevention 1. Stay away from rodents leave droppings places.
2. Cover nose and face during exposure to mouse droppings.
3. Sanitize mouse droppings places so infected dust not spread in the air.
4. Decreasing rodents population by trapping them.
Treatment Treatment limited, Supportive care includes oxygen therapy, fluid replacement and use of medications to support blood pressure.
Detection Test Blood tests identify proteins (antibodies) associated with the virus.

Note: It will not spreed to other countries.



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